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What is the standard required ?

This assessment is designed to determine if you have the skills and knowledge needed to start work as a Foundation Year 1 (F1) doctor. The level of clinical skills required to succeed in the assessment will be that of a recently qualified graduate from a UK medical school.

More information about the standard expected of these graduates can be found in the General Medical Council document, Promoting excellence: Standards for Medical Education and Training. This is available from the GMC website (see

Each station will have its own pass mark, determined in advance by a panel of expert teachers and assessors to reflect the degree of difficulty. This is set by the Angoff method. Neither you nor the individual examiners will be told the pass mark for a particular station in advance.

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