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Table 1 Pass rates in the MRCP (UK) Examination by ethnic group

From: Performance in the MRCP(UK) Examination 2003–4: analysis of pass rates of UK graduates in relation to self-declared ethnicity and gender

Ethnic group MRCP (UK) Part 1 Examination MRCP (UK) Part 2 Written Examination MRCP (UK) Part 2 Clinical Examination*
  Overall pass rate First attempt Overall pass rate First attempt Overall pass rate First attempt
Afro-Caribbean 38.5% (30/78) 45.9% (17/37) 71.4% (30/42) 75.0% (18/24) 56.5% (26/46) 40.9% (9/22)
Asian Sub-Continent 38.5% (406/1055) 41.6% (216/519) 75.4% (370/491) 78.8% (297/377) 61.8% (280/453) 61.7% (190/308)
Far East 34.7% (174/501) 39.5% (94/238) 69.0% (167/242) 68.2% (118/173) 54.2% (110/203) 56.5% (74/131)
Middle Eastern 34.0% (32/94) 34.1% (14/41) 70.8% (34/48) 75.0% (27/36) 65.1% (28/43) 61.5% (16/26)
Mixed 46.5% (47/101) 49.2% (31/63) 68.7% (46/67) 75.6% (34/45) 69.8% (37/53) 68.4% (26/38)
White 50.3% (1641/3265) 56.3% (1065/1892) 83.1% (1573/1894) 85.7% (1344/1568) 75.5% (1287/1704) 75.7% (1001/1323)
Other 48.9% (22/45) 50.0% (13/26) 77.8% (21/27) 81.0% (17/21) 61.5% (16/26) 63.2% (12/19)
Unknown 44.9% (257/572) 53.5% (152/284) 66.7% (285/427) 78.0% (195/250) 61.7% (296/480) 68.5% (187/273)
Total 45.7% (2609/5711) 51.7% (1602/3100) 78.0% (2526/3238) 82.2% (2050/2494) 69.1% (2080/3008) 70.8% (1515/2140)
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