Medical students job offers withdrawn after exam marking error

27 February 2013
Thousands of medical students face having their first hospital job offer withdrawn due to marking errors in their exams. On Monday more than 7,000 final year students were told the region they were assigned to as junior doctors. However, a day later the examining body, the UK Foundation Programme Office (UKFPO), withdrew all offers due to flaws in the scoring system. The UKFPO announced on Tuesday that it had discovered "a potential error in the scanning process of the situational judgement test" and promised to manually re-mark all the affected sheets within a week.


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