Claims candidates failing KFP for too much detail

“Overcoding” is the top reason IMGs are failing the Key Feature Problem exam, according to medical educators who assist candidates to prepare for the much-feared fellowship exam.

The problem of overcoding — where a candidate gives a more detailed answer than the question asks for — came to light after the RACGP admitted that IMGs on the practice-eligible pathway “struggle” with the KFP more than those who undertake Australian General Practice Training.

In May, a college source told Australian Doctor the fail rate among IMGs was as high as 80-85% for

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