Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Royal College Finds Grade Mistake in Psychiatry Exam

Ever get a grade and say, “There must be some mistake?” Well, it happens.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada found an inaccuracy in the results of their psychiatry exam and have apologized.

This is good news for four candidates who were given a fail status and actually passed, and bad news for eleven candidates who were issued a pass status, but actually failed the examination.

“We sincerely apologize and deeply regret any disappointment and difficulty this has caused the candidates,” said Dr. Andrew Padmos, Chief Executive Officer, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

“This is an isolated case and does not affect examinations in other disciplines or in other years.”

The school is adamant that the mistake was solely a human error during the manual transfer of data, and that no other marks are affected.

“The Royal College is dedicated to setting the highest standards in postgraduate medical education through national certification examinations. We are taking immediate action to ensure our quality assurance procedures prevent this type of error from reoccurring,” added Dr. Padmos.

The college conducted a thorough verification of the marks and has confirmed all examination results.

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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