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Table 3 Comparing the UK medical register with GMC’s performance assessment cases against the most frequent 25 countries of PMQ

From: Prevalence of GMC performance assessments in the United Kingdom: a retrospective cohort analysis by country of medical qualification

Rank Country of PMQ Number of registered
Doctors (2014)
Rank Country of PMQ Number of performance assessment
cases
(1996–2013)
1 United Kingdom 169,239 1 United Kingdom 332
2 India 25,001 2 India 242
3 Pakistan 9786 3 Pakistan 61
4 South Africa 5276 4 Nigeria 47
5 Nigeria 4185 5= Egypt 45
6 Ireland 4042 5= Germany 45
7 Italy 3539 7 Iraq 30
8 Greece 3423 8 Ireland 28
9 Egypt 3336 9 Bangladesh 23
10 Germany 3241 10 Sri Lanka 21
11 Sri Lanka 2421 11 South Africa 17
12 Iraq 2382 12 Romania 16
13 Romania 2315 13 Poland 15
14 Poland 2091 14= Italy 14
15 Australia 1955 14= Spain 14
16 Spain 1745 16 Greece 12
17 Sudan 1650 17 France 11
18 Hungary 1496 18 Myanmar 9
19 Czech Republic 1235 19= Czech Republic 7
20 Bulgaria 969 19= Sudan 7
21 Bangladesh 889 21= Belgium 6
22 Netherlands (excluding Saba) 846 21= Hungary 6
23 Russia 806 21= Iran 6
24 Jamaica 800 24= Austria 5
25 Libya 755 24= Bulgaria 5
     Ghana 5
     Netherlands 5