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Head to Head: Should UK membership exams be held overseas?  Yes or No?

1 August 2011

While membership exams from UK medical colleges and faculties are an integral part of training for UK doctors, some believe that they are rarely appropriate and may be damaging in the long term when taken overseas. However, others believe that rather than undermining local programmes, the provision of a UK postgraduate qualification can provide a springboard for further development of local postgraduate training and that our exam and subsequent award of an internationally recognised qualification can contribute to improving standards of clinical care. Read the debate here and here.