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Doctors from overseas are missing out on dyslexia screening, researchers find

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 15 January 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k218
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

Doctors from outside the UK are not being screened for dyslexia before they sit UK exams, researchers have found.1

Research published in the Postgraduate Medical Journal looked at pass rates for the applied knowledge test (AKT)—a computer based component of the Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners examination.

It showed that, while dyslexia was not associated with pass rates, doctors who failed the exam and then …

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