She told BBC News Online: "In normal day life, you don't get given multiple choice questions to sit. Your patients aren't going to ask you 'here's an option and four answers. Which one is right?'"
With logic like this I can't imagine why she hasn't passed her MCQs?
Patients also don't present as short answers questions, essays, clinical examination stations or OSCEs; however this doesn't mean that all these methods should be stuck in the waste paper basket.
"They don't let me express my knowledge,"
My heart bleeds.
Maybe I'm being a heartless bastard, but if you can't pass the exams then hard luck, you can't become a doctor, it's not as if the exams are harder than they used to be, in fact from what I've heard medical school exams have been significantly dumbed down especially at places like Peninsula.
Society has gone stark raving bonkers in my opinion, so much so that political correctness obliges that anyone should be allowed to do anything, completely irrespective of the fact that that person's attributes or lack of them may completely prevent them from doing their job properly.
For example should the job of a junior doctor be done adequately by someone who is deaf? I would argue not, as so much of the job involves communication and a lot of this is by telephone, making it impossible for large amounts of the work to be done. A blind pilot, a surgeon with a massive tremor, a maths professor who just can't do his times tables or a dentist with a phobia of teeth- you get the picture. Maybe I'm just discriminating unfairly in the eyes of the law.
One could argue that jumping words and reading much slower than other people might have some rather big implications for the health of her patients and her ability to be a doctor. Drug charts are not very forgiving for small errors, this is just one example.
How long are we away from thick people taking exam boards to court because they can't pass them?
Not far away it seems, everyone can get an extra few hours these days for some manufactured learning difficulty (if you pay a psychologist then anything is possible), and students can now get extra marks for their pets dying or getting the flu before an exam.
Bonkers I say.