OTTAWA, June 17, 2011 /CNW/ - The Royal College of Physicians and
Surgeons of Canada recently discovered a reporting inaccuracy which
impacts the results of a small number of candidates who took the Royal
College Psychiatry Exam during the week of May 2-5, 2011. Eleven
candidates were erroneously issued a pass status who had failed the
examination, and four candidates were issued a fail status who had
passed. The source of the inaccuracy was solely a human error during
the manual transfer of data.
"We sincerely apologize and deeply regret any disappointment and
difficulty this has caused the candidates," says 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 Royal College has conducted a thorough verification of the marks for
all Psychiatry Exam components for each candidate. The executive of the
Psychiatry Examination Board has confirmed all examination results.
"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," says
The Royal College is also providing pertinent partner organizations
including universities and the provincial licensing authorities with
the correct examination results for the affected candidates.
About the Royal College
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is a national,
not-for-profit organization of more than 42,000 members in 87
countries. The Royal College contributes to improving the health of
Canadians by setting the highest standards for specialty medicine
across the continuum of lifelong learning. The organization is also a
trusted partner in advancing sound health and public policy. To find
out more, please visit www.royalcollege.ca.
SOURCE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF CANADA
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