28/02/2013

Thousands Of Medical Students Have Job Offers Withdrawn

Thousands of final year medical students have had their first hospital job offers withdrawn following the discovery of "scoring errors" in a critical final year exam.

Some 7,200 students were contacted by the examining body, essentially one day after receiving their first offers of work as junior doctors, to rescind the offers because of apparent marking mistakes.

The exact nature of the fault in not yet known but the students are now facing possible changes to their marks, and an anxious wait as the exam body goes back through all the papers.

(H/GK)

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