- Joint statement from RCGP BAPIO and BIDA
Joint statement from RCGP BAPIO and BIDA
Publication date: 13 December 2012
RCGP met with the BAPIO and BIDA to discuss pass rates of MRCGP Clinical Skills Assessment
Representatives from the Royal College of General Practitioners, the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin and the British International Doctors Association have met to discuss matters of concern relating to differential pass rates in the MRCGP Clinical Skills Assessment. All three parties acknowledged that there were a number of factors contributing to the lower pass rates of candidates with overseas Primary Medical Qualifications.
The College recognises the seriousness of issues raised and some suggestions for further action have already been agreed. Another meeting will be held in the New Year to review the situation to which a senior representative of COGPED (Committee of GP Education Directors) will also be invited. At that meeting we hope to explore issues in more detail and agree the next steps in the future to support overseas doctors, ensure demonstrably transparent and fair processes and overall help to improve their pass rates in the CSA.
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