Hundreds of registrars flunk their exams

A core part of the GP fellowship exam is under fire after more than half of candidates flunked this year's test.

Sources say the concern was sparked by news that just 44% of the 1000 candidates passed the Key Feature Problem (KFP) test, one of three tests registrars must pass to obtain their RACGP fellowship.

This compares with a pass rate of about 60% last year, although the college has refused to confirm or deny the figure.

The exam — which assesses clinical decision-making using short case scenarios