Why long-distance exams have a long-term future

The peak body for medical colleges says there is broad support for remote examinations, despite major recent IT disruptions.
Dr Vijay Roach
Chair of the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges Dr Vijay Roach.

Registrars and the peak group for medical colleges have backed remote exams to have a long-term future despite another exam being abandoned because of technical issues.

The psychiatrists’ college cancelled its remote OSCE last month after a “videoconferencing failure”, some 13 months after RACGP registrars endured the same distressing outcome during the 2020 Key Feature Problem exam.