Inconsistent RACGP fellowship exam results spark concern

Dramatic fluctuations in annual pass rates for the RACGP fellowship exams are raising new questions about the fairness of the system.

According to historical data, the pass rates for the three combined exams for the fellowship have zigzagged between 90% and just below 60% between 2000 and 2008.

The college has not provided up-to-date pass rate figures covering the past five years.

Over the past week, GPs have voiced concerns about the Key Feature Problems test — one element of the fellowship exams —