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Trainee concerns regarding the Specialty Certificate Examination: results of a British Thoracic Society national survey: MRCP (UK) response
  1. John Mucklow1,
  2. Andrew Elder1,
  3. Louise Wheaton1,
  4. Jim MacFarlane2,
  5. Adam Hill3
  1. 1 MRCP (UK) Central Office, Royal College of Physicians, London, UK
  2. 2 Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
  3. 3 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr John Mucklow, MRCP (UK) Central Office, Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrew's Place, Regent's Park, London NW1 4LE, UK; john.mucklow{at}

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We read with interest the results of the British Thoracic Society's national survey related to the specialty certificate examination (SCE) in respiratory medicine.1 We are pleased that trainees felt the SCE to be appropriate in difficulty, content and duration, and that our test centres were fit for purpose. This correlates with the results of the routine surveys we run after each examination, which also ask about quality of examination material and administration. We regularly monitor this important feedback …

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