Governing Body Fails Pharmacy Students. Can You Help Bring Them Justice?

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Nora O'Rourke
2 years ago
the labourer is worthy of his/her hire

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Onyinye Mbata
3 years ago
I am signing to show support.

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KENNY FRED
3 years ago
Government should pay more attention to adequate to our pharmacists/student because of their importance to our health sector

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Yasmin Khalid
3 years ago
The GPhC do not stick to the their own framework for the registration assessment which is unfair and deceiving. How can they expect preregistration trainees to become good pharmacists if they don’t assess us on what they actually expect us to learn throughout the year?

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Heidi Yip
3 years ago
The exam did not comply with expectations

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Ben Thacker
3 years ago
The exam was far harder than practice questions and was poorly weighted across the spectrum of knowledge, favouring those who had done a hospital pre-reg

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Samia Jama
3 years ago
I work for the NHS. And I'm also covered

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El Patrón
3 years ago
Im signing this petition to support pharmacy student .

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Ibtehal Abdul-Sattar
3 years ago
The difficulty of the questions in the time provided was unrealistic. If you want to increase the difficulty of the questions (and the complex wording, may I add) then simply give us more time. And if you want to keep to the timing, then simply keep the questions to an acceptable standard.

I mean why would you include long multiplication/ division calculations in paper 2 (without a calculator) making us waste minutes and then having to guess eventually because we're 'running out of time' to complete the workings out, setting us back early on in the exam. Or ambiguous, wordy questions that take half a minute to read and then have us confused because there could be multiple answers.

Then bam, we reach the last half an hour of the exam to find the EMQ section filled with SPC questions (that's one minute per question, by the way). You've already set the exam so that we're probably behind in our timing at this point, couldn't you be a little nicer. I understand the need to test us under pressure, but that too needs to be realistic. I mean at least chose one; either long calculations, or long-winded questions with SPC's.

This resulted in guess-work where necessary. Why would you design the exam so that we find ourselves in a position where we end up guessing (as a result of timing) if we've done the revision anyway?!

Let's be honest, this exam will never be 'realistic' because in reality, I would spend more than 1.25 minutes making a decision regarding a patients medication, or retrieving information from an SPC, but why then would you make it more unrealistic?

Are we training to be pharmacists and deliver high quality, patient-centred healthcare, or are we training to navigate around unrealistic exams?

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Annie Dhaliwal
3 years ago
The exam was far too difficult to be completed in the time set