Physicians’ college to review paediatric exam after trainees complain of racial bias

It's claimed some candidates have benefited from having a previously good working relationships with their examiner.
Dr Deborah Powell. Photo: NZRDA.

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians is reviewing its clinical examination for paediatric trainees after candidates complained it was plagued by racial bias.

In a statement, the college says it has acted after receiving a seven-page anonymous letter from a group of New Zealand registrars and fellows calling for a review to deal with “pervasive systemic issues with the exam”.