Examining the Entrance to Elysium
The UK FRCPath Part 2 exam is viewed as a problematic stumbling block by many. Why?
Michael Schubert |
At a Glance
- In the UK, pathologists at all stages of their careers have observed a backlog of alented trainees making it into practice
- Many have cited difficulty in passing the FRCPath Part 2 examination as the primary cause
- Trainees have identified problems with the structure, content and marking of the examination, or with the conditions under which the test is taken
- Though RCPath has taken in feedback from their examinees and seen an increase in pass rates, for many issues, no clear way forward has yet been agreed
In order to enter the Greek underworld, the souls of the dead must first pass through its gates, which are guarded by the multi-headed hellhound Cerberus. The discipline of pathology in the United Kingdom is much the same – only in this case, Cerberus takes the form of the Fellowship Examination of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath) Part 2.
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