Exclusive: Report savages RACP over registrar exam meltdown

The college was in denial about the possibility of a full-scale IT failure, say consultants

An inquiry into the IT meltdown that forced the Royal Australasian College of Physicians to abandon its high-stakes registrar exam halfway through has laid bare in humiliating detail a string of management and system failures.

Computer exam fail

Some 1200 trainees were forced to re-sit the five-hour divisional written exam in February last year when an “unknown technical fault” hit the college’s first-ever attempt at computer based testing.

Now the findings of the investigation into the fiasco — which left dozens of registrars in tears and

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