The correlation is however compatible with validity, and the argument for validity would be compromised if such a correlation not present. MRCGP and MRCP(UK) are the main entry qualifications for UK doctors entering general [family] practice or hospital [internal] medicine. So, what's the difference between being a 'Member' of a Royal College and being a 'Fellow' of a Royal College, e.g. Issues of validity are closely tied up with issues of fairness. Taken overall, Figure 1 shows that PACES performance is a good predictor of CSA performance, and that the new CSA is being predicted better than was the old CSA, implying an increase in the validity of the new CSA over the old. Next exam date: Mar 2021 £89.99 Buy Now. Wakeford R. Annual Report (August 2011 - July 2012) on the Results of the AKT and CSA Assessments. 2010;95:1057. MRCGP (AKT) Next exam date: Jan 2021 £34.99 £50 Buy Now. J App Psych. The performance of MRCP(UK) candidates who subsequently take MRCGP allows validation of each assessment. The first aim of this paper is to evaluate the general extent to which the performance of candidates on one examination predicts their performance on the other, which may be seen as indicating the extent of an aspect of their validity. The merged file contained information on 2,284 candidates who had taken one or more parts of both MRCGP and MRCP(UK). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-014-0281-2, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-014-0281-2. It might be felt that there is perhaps little surprising about the fact that candidates who do well on one examination also do well on another, and so it is worth considering how a low or zero correlation could have been achieved and how it might have been interpreted. Forward-entry regression was used, with lower order terms being entered before higher-order terms. 2006;6:42. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6920/6/42/abstract. http://ethics.grad.ucl.ac.uk/exemptions.php, http://www.rcgp.org.uk/news/2014/may/~/media/Files/News/Judicial-Review-Judgment-14-April-2014.ashx, www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/5/8/abstract, http://www.rcgp.org.uk/training-exams/mrcgp-exams-overview/mrcgp-annual-reports/~/media/Files/GP-training-and-exams/Annual-reports/MRCGP-Statistics-2012-2013.ashx, http://www.rcgp.org.uk/training-exams/mrcgp-exams-overview/~/media/F0E9EF64C6224E279090C5E769213B14.ashx, http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6920/14/204, http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6920/6/42/abstract, http://www.rcgp.org.uk/training-exams/mrcgp-exams-overview/~/media/Files/GP-training-and-exams/Annual-reports/MRCGP-Stats-2008-Annual-Report-September-2009-compressed.ashx, http://www.rcgp.org.uk/training-exams/mrcgp-exams-overview/mrcgp-annual-reports/~/media/Files/GP-training-and-exams/Annual-reports/MRCGP%20Statistics%202011-12%20final%20121212.ashx, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-23245607, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-014-0281-2, Assessment and evaluation of admissions, knowledge, skills and attitudes. Table 3 summarises a series of multiple regression analyses, assessing the effect of ethnicity (BME) after taking earlier performance into account. ), where r The exams are challenging and while hard work is BMC Medicine 2007, 5:8: www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/5/8/abstract- doi:10.1186/1741-7015-5-8. 2012;10:60. As described earlier, PACES correlates more highly with the new CSA than with the old CSA, suggesting that the new examination is a more valid assessment. The MRCP(UK) management board has reviewed the ruling for the MRCP part 2 written and part 2 clinical (PACES) examinations. Completed MRCP means you have attained the qualification necessary to become a registrar in the UK, provided you have enough clinical experience (but taking up a registrar level job as your very first job is not recommended). 1,401 (61.3%) of the 2,284 candidates were graduates of UK medical schools, of whom 600 (42.8%) were BME, whereas of the 883 non-UK graduates, 830 (94.0%) were BME. The marking scheme for PACES changed in 2009 [21], although almost all of the present candidates had in fact taken it before then. McManus IC, Woolf K, Dacre J, Paice E, Dewberry C. The academic backbone: Longitudinal continuities in educational achievement from secondary school and medical school to MRCP(UK) and the Specialist Register in UK medical students and doctors. PACES was the most significant predictor of CSA performance (n = 741, beta = .465). The original idea for this study came jointly from RW and ICM. The MRCGP database contained information on 8,919 candidates who had taken either AKT and/or CSA. Whether or not the MRCGP examination components actually correlate with the MRCP(UK) assessments is clearly of particular interest to the RCGP. BMC Med Educ. I love medicine. Dewhurst NG, McManus IC, Mollon J, Dacre JE, Vale JA: Performance in the MRCP(UK) Examination 2003–4: Analysis of pass rates of UK graduates in the Clinical Examination in relation to self-reported ethnicity and gender. MRCP. MRCP Ireland part 2 clinicals 1: 3K: bonran: 6 years ago by monmon2012 Mrcpi part 1 sep 2014 2: 147: samuel39: 6 years ago by Abroo Mrcpi paediatrics vs mrcpch . Cross-comparison of MRCGP & MRCP(UK) in a database linkage study of 2,284 candidates taking both examinations: assessment of validity and differential performance by ethnicity. MRCP and FRCP? MRCGP: Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners. PubMed Google Scholar. It all depends on the specialty you choose to do. 2011;61:712–3. Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) performance of doctors who passed Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) tests compared with UK medical graduates: national data linkage study. the pass mark). 2004;181:385. Whilst its true that pass rates are higher if you take part 1 and 2 of MRCP earlier, the effect is small and might not be causative. MRCGP: The New CSA Standard-setting System (from Sept. 2010 onwards). That is certainly the case for post-graduate medical examinations, where passing an examination provides entry into a specialist career, and failure means the abandonment of that career route. Analysis by training status of performance in the certification examination for Australian family doctors. Norcini JJ, Boulet JR, Opalek A, Dauphinee WD. Slopes were lower in white candidates (b = −.095, p = .009) and were higher for the new CSA assessment (b = .098, p = .007). McManus IC, Ludka K. Resitting a high-stakes postgraduate medical examination on multiple occasions: nonlinear multilevel modelling of performance in the MRCP(UK) examinations. All candidates taking MRCGP are on the UK medical register (LRMP; List of Registered Medical Practitioners), and hence have a GMC number. done externally utilizing a machine that generates a magnetic field. doi:10.1136/bmj.d901. While the examination meets the rigorous standards which are set and accredited by the RCGP, it does not confer holders of this qualification any … That pattern is supported by the sub-tests of AKT, where clinical medicine correlates most highly with MRCP(UK) Part 1 (and Part 1 is almost entirely about clinical medicine and the applied biomedical science underlying it), somewhat less with evidence interpretation, and least of all with organisational aspects (which relate particularly to NHS general practice). I C McManus. Br J Gen Pract. From the 2010, the number of cases was increased to thirteen and the standard-setting process was changed to the borderline group method, calculated on a daily basis [19]. The two examinations do not include the same questions or the same technical material, although there is inevitably overlap in the broad domains of medical knowledge being assessed - the GP curriculum is broader, including coverage of clinical areas of obstetrics and gynaecology, psychiatry, otorhinolaryngology etc., whereas that of the physicians will cover the different medical topic areas in greater depth. Table 3 also shows that there is an ethnicity effect in both MRCGP and MRCP(UK) at each stage of each examination, BME candidates performing less well even after taking performance at previous stages into account. MJA. Don't leave hospital medicine just yet...Best wishes,Someone who did MRCP(UK) a couple of years ago. Infectious disease and immunology is in fact a rather female/family friendly specialty. Linkage of the MRCGP and MRCP(UK) databases was thus by means of the GMC number. The technique was initially performed with the use of heavily T2-weighted magnetic resonance pulse sequences. However, all measurements, be they of examinations or other behavioural measures, have error and hence are unreliable to a greater or lesser extent. He is a Member of … Lissitz RW. MRCGP[INT] International membership The passing of a MRCGP[INT] examination enables you to become a MRCGP[INT] member. Correlations disaggregated by ethnicity were complex, MRCGP AKT showing similar correlations with Part1/Part2/PACES in White and BME candidates, but CSA showing stronger correlations with Part1/Part2/PACES in BME candidates than in White candidates. McManus IC, Mooney-Somers J, Dacre JE, Vale JA. PLAB is NOT a PG qualification, MRCP is. Detailed analyses by candidate ethnicity show that although White candidates out-perform BME candidates, the differences are largely mirrored across the two examinations. Wakeford R. MRCGP: 2006 Annual Report. Whilst the reason for the differential performance is unclear, the similarity of the effects in independent knowledge and clinical examinations suggests the differences are unlikely to result from specific features of either assessment and most likely represent true differences in ability. Interest in the fairness of assessments of doctors has been greatly heightened in the UK during 2013–2014 because of a High Court challenge (‘Judicial Review’) against the Royal College of General Practitioners in connection with their clinical OSCE, the Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) [8]. Overall, the old CSA and the new CSA seem to be performing in a broadly equivalent way. For practical reasons it is rare for specialist examinations in different specialties be. 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