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Doctors trained outside the UK are more likely to be assessed by the GMC, say researchers

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: (Published 11 April 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j1841
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers
  1. arimmer{at}

Doctors trained outside of the UK are more likely to undergo performance assessments with the General Medical Council than doctors trained in the UK, researchers have found.1

Researchers from University College London found that doctors who trained in Bangladesh were 13 times more likely to have a performance assessment than UK graduates, while doctors trained in Nigeria or Egypt were eight times more likely to be assessed.

The GMC can …

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