MRCGP exam faces criticism

Trainers and trainees joined forces in damning the new MRCGP exam at this year's LMCs conference.

The workload is heavy and the numerous assessments detract from training opportunities, agreed the delegates, led by Scottish LMCs.

The workplace-based assessment has changed the learning experience most, said Dr Paul Lockie from the Scottish conference of LMCs.

The lack of funding was also criticised.

'It is interesting that NHS Education Scotland gives £15,000 to dental practices which have a dental trainee,' said Dr Lockie. 'That same organisation pays my training practice just over half that amount.'

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