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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for the MRCP(UK) and MRCGP components

From: Cross-comparison of MRCGP & MRCP(UK) in a database linkage study of 2,284 candidates taking both examinations: assessment of validity and differential performance by ethnicity

(a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f)
Assessment component All candidates taking MRCGP All candidates taking MRCP(UK) [See notes] Candidates taking at least one part of both MRCGP and MRCP(UK) Candidates who have taken all three parts of MRCP(UK) Candidates taking either part of MRCGP and all three parts of MRCP(UK)
MRCGP AKT 16.03 (15.69) N = 8919 - 18.11 (14.79) N = 2284 - 25.67 (11.9) N = 741
MRCGP CSA 9.39 (12.89) N = 2634 - 5.93 (13.91) N = 564 - 8.81 (13.43) N = 185
MRCP(UK) Part 1 - −28.93 (130.6) N = 23344 −62.48 (119.47) N = 1988 14.98 (110.7) N = 11039 6.14 (101.6) N = 741
MRCP(UK) Part 2 - 47.45 (87.38) N = 17008 26.00 (75.62) N = 1131 55.85 (83.34) N = 11039 42.6 (71.5) N = 741
MRCP(UK) PACES - -.18 (21.97) N = 17806 −2.54 (22.2) N = 943 1.33 (21.72) N = 11039 −1.04 (21.9) N = 741
  1. Notes: For each assessment (column a), statistics are shown for all of those taking MRCGP (column b) and MRCP(UK) (column c), for those taking at least one part of each assessment (column d), for those taking all three parts of MRCP(UK) (column e) and for those taking all three parts of MRCP(UK) and at least one part of MRCGP (column f). For MRCP(UK), ‘All candidates’ refers to all candidates in the database with a GMC number and who have therefore probably worked in the UK.