ORE Part 2

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Dear General Dental Council,

We are affected candidates who have requested to GDC in the past too Under the freedom of information act. we would like to request kindly and respectfully the following information :

We would like information from GDC about the unfair and discrimination matters that has been noticed in the ORE part 2 exams by the candidates since few years now. We are in the process of making an appeal petition though change.org and is collecting signatures of affected candidates to see if laws can bring fair justice but we would like to know what is GDC’s information and take regarding these matters mentioned below.

1- Bookings for the exam has been a nightmare. What is the reason why GDC is not conducting more examinations sittings per year, like how it used to be few years back for ORE part 2 ?

2 - There has been terrible manipulations and system faults noted with the online bookings system - To state one example, the candidates were emailed that there are few seats reopening for April 2019 exam at 2.30pm. All candidates were trying to book the exam at this time but no one could get a seat at that said time but later candidates realised that exam bookings was infact opened later in the evening on that day, almost 1.30 hours after the time that was informed to the candidates by GDC ? We believe, to make it bias proof and discrimination proof, there should be only 1 day/ 1 batch exam per rota. Instead there should be more frequent examinations held throughout the year to accommodate more candidates for bookings. what is GDC’s information, Views and take on these matters ?

3 - The exam fees has been increased to nearly £3000 which is lump sum and unaffordable amount for most candidates. Therefore after paying so much exam fees & expenditures for travelling, accommodation stays during exam days, on courses etc, no one sits for this exam without good preparation and hopes to do well, but many candidates were noted judged unfairly and faced racial discrimination in the exam. what is GDC’s information, Views and take on this ?

4 - In April 2019 exam, a candidate had requested the person who is popular among all candidates as the one who makes announcements in the manikin exam day for a different perio probe to measure the MOD cavity preparation because the perio probe which the candidate got was worn out completely and it didn’t show any markings on it clearly, in fact 2mm of the probe instrument was missing from its tip due to wear and tear. The announcer replied that it can’t be replaced and the candidate has no choice but to put up with the faulty instrument. Like wise, there were many candidates who said they were flooding in water during the exam due to water leaking all over on them, which also wasted the candidate’s running clock time in the exam hall.
It was like asking the candidates to measure something with a ruler that had no makings on it. what is GDC’s Information, Views and take on this ?

5- In April 2019, ORE part 2 manikin day exam, the nurses where too busy on their mobile phones that many candidates said they had to wait for long time seeking their attention and so their exam time was wasted. It was unprofessional code of practice. Candidates had mentioned this in the feedback forms. what is GDC’s information, Views and take on this ?

6 - When candidates are paying lump sum money of nearly £3000 exam fees, they deserve a better quality service from exam supplier and candidates deserves to be treated with respect and courtesy. After all, every candidates who sits for this exam are already dentists who have had completed their university qualifications and can identify types of discriminations. candidates deserves to be treated fairly with equality as every laws and ethics that is asked in ORE part 1 examination says so. Every candidates needs a fair chance. The types of discrimination that candidates faced are explained. What is GDC’s information, Views and take on this ?

7- There are candidates who have been facing this 2 day Batch discrimination issues which is well talked about among the candidates. Therefore, bias and manipulations were noted in their exam results, as evidently seen in results sheets, when statistics were compared with the results of both these 2 days/ batches . As always, in April 2019 too the second day candidates who were prepared better because they were already provided with all the same questions and answers, manikin exercises published, that were asked to day 1 candidates had much better results compared to batch 1, infact in DTP component results was 100% pass in batch 2, OSCE pass rate was 56% only in day 1 batch, where as it was noted to risen to higher pass of 72% in day 2, with candidates saying as usual, they were given the same open OSCE station for both days.

Though very slight variation were noted recently in 1 or 2 stations out of total around 20 -25 stations, For day 2 candidates, it doesn’t really matter if it’s a lip cut OSCE case for day 1 or lip burn for day 2, because for an accident case, the contents, rules and protocols to talk inside a 5 minutes OSCE exam station to an actor is the same for both days candidates. And so the OSCE pass percentage went high in day 2 batch to 72% from 56% of day 1, as always.

In April part 2 ORE exam, Overall pass rate of batch 1 was 44% where as overall pass rate of day 2 candidates was 51%. All this clearly proved with evidences that it’s a biased scale of examination. And we can’t call an examination as examination when questions & Answers, manikin exercises are already published and provided so that it’s available to 50% of day 2 candidates of ORE examination. This 2 days and 2 batch system is another reason why every candidates says openly that the exam is definitely based on judgment errors, bias and discriminations.

It is unfair that candidates in 2nd batch are given full privileges of being provided and so prepared with all the questions and answer/ topics asked for same exam in all components, Manikin, OSCE stations, DTP and ME too. These 2nd day candidates gets 1 full day time for preparing well these specific questions topics, contents & exercise asked in each components of exam and to practice everything specifically, that they will repeat in exam. What is GDC’s and exam supplier’s Information, Views and take on this ?

8- Candidates have faced racial and religious discrimination for this exam. Though the exam board claims to say it practices Equality, ethics and transparency -It’s well known rumours amongst most ORE candidates that particular religion is favoured more. It’s well known that muslim candidates are favoured and the examiners are more lenient to them for markings than other religious groups. We ourselves who discovered this are Muslims and We became aware of this from our own fellow friends, groups of candidates but we are honest and so addressing this fact to express that not all follow or encourage unethical and unprofessional approach. Dentists are qualified and trained to practice ethics that they don't treat patients based on the patient’s race or religion, colour and so it should not be made other wise.

9 - Based on names of candidates, We did follow few statistical calculations and experiments of past 6 years ORE candidates to understand everything better and to see the evidence. If one looks at past 6 years list of applicants and then passed ORE candidates ( especially in their first attempt), a significantly vast majority belongs to a particular religion group, that clearly highlighted the fact that there is high levels of religious discrimination happening that reflected on the candidate’s results. Few candidates understood this secrets and even changed their name for examination to the preferred religion name and when they were introducing themselves to patients in the exam. That time as expected everything did work in their favour, even though these candidates said they didn’t perform any better or different from other friends candidates.

The fact is that though candidates are provided with candidate ID numbers, but it serves no purpose because candidates have to introduce themselves to patients/ actors with their own name and so the identity of the candidate is revealed to the examiners - which gives room for various types of such discriminations, bais and manipulations to be practiced. We are seeking for GDCs and exam supplier’s transparency, Information regarding this matter ?
10 - After passing the exam,most candidates were noted, especially those who belonged to a particular religion group working only as ORE private tutors, doing ORE coachings at home, online , in hotel halls or in business centres rather than taking hustle, risks and responsibilities to work in any dental practice or with live patients. ORE tutoring also brought them much more regular high income than working as a dentist. ORE Tutoring is also less stress on one’s backbone, health and of course less exposed to public to face any types of risks at dental practice jobs or to be open to face any challenges or any type of discriminations. It’s also safe practice. There are huge majority of ORE passed candidates who have never ever stepped their feet in a dental practice for decades or years for work because they are happy and are safe dentists working as ORE manikin gurus and Gods especially with their high wages, which is 5 fold times more than earnings of a NHS dentist’s wage, comparing this from list of various dentist’s job websites, who says they work hard to complete their UDAs contracts and also to do their best for caring the patients. What is GDC’s and exam supplier’s Information and Views regarding this code of practice ?

11 - Gone are those days when candidates used to do ORE which is meant to be equivalent to IQE exam that it replaced, for working as dentists and to care for patients. Since past few years overseas candidates sit for ORE exam, just to become ORE tutors in the comfort of their own homeland and own home, many setting up ORE exam institutions, training centres, as their big scale company. This is the reason why ORE exam booking seats gets instantly fully booked in matter of seconds since past few years. Unfortunately, ORE exam has become a production of ORE tutors and manikin gurus instead of production of dentists, because more than 70% of the candidates who does this exam claims, they are better off working as self made safe ORE tutors rather than thinking of taking hassle, responsibility, risks and pains to work a 9-5 job as dentists in UK. There are well known famous ORE passed candidates who charges each candidates £300/day and makes more than £300K per year, working as self employed private ORE tutor with numerous manikin stations at their private place and who never ever work on live patients. Most of this is done as cash in hand. Why would anyone even need to work as dentist or even waste time or money to travel to a dental practice ? Today, it has become wrong perceptions that candidates are doing ORE exam to work as dentists in UK. Most candidates after passing ORE are working in UK and oversea countries as very famous and growing ORE tutors. IQE exam was never like this because the practical exam was conducted on live patients. what is GDC’s information and Views regarding this ? Is that not a safe practice ? Does GDC acknowledge it ?

12 - Can GDC kindly state, how many candidates have passed ORE examination ( ever since it replaced IQE exam) ? How many of those passed candidates are actually working as dentists to serve patients in dental practices in UK ?

13 - Are ORE tutors who have never treated or worked with live patients for years after they passed ORE examination, who have never worked in any dental practices in UK, safe dentists thoughout their lifetime ? what is GDC’s information,Views regarding this ?

14 - There were Unreasonable amount of pilot OSCE stations causing room for high levels of bias in marking scale / results that were noted by the candidates. There were 5-6 pilot OSCE stations that were unmarked in these exams. The candidate’s feedback results sheet and comparison with number of missing number of OSCE stations in mark sheets proved evidences for this. It was disappointing and frustrating for most candidates because all these stations that many candidates said they performed very well and hoped they must have passed in it was later made pilot OSCEs and not marked, when noticed in the results feedback of candidates. What candidates also noticed was that most of these pilot OSCE stations were never new OSCES but infact old OSCE itself - but incorporated in exam simply but which appeared to cause room for intentional manipulations and bias in markings in results of candidates. The feedback results of candidates also showed that those candidates who had passed in around 7- 9 OCSE stations have passed the overall OSCES exam. So around 50 % of the OSCE stations was enough to pass or fail the component. However, almost 30%- 40% of OSCE stations which many candidates performed well were later made pilot OSCES which failed those prejudiced candidates.

Moreover, these pilot or unmarked OSCES appeared futile because they were noted by candidates are old ones but it simply increased the number of stations draining the candidates to exhaustion physically and causing distress with very limited time to even read the lengthy 1 minute scenario questions of real marked OSCE stations. It’s not that the candidates being already qualified as dentists don’t know what to do or what to say in stations but with such limited time of just 5 minutes to say a hi, hello to a patient, introduce oneself first and then talk to them in hurry about their concerns, show empathy as expected etc and such similar 24- 25 stations to run around , outcome appears to be nothing but simply unrealistic and biased judgments made by the examiners.
It appeared to be more like beauty lies in the eye of the beholder ( especially when one thinks of those many pilot OSCEs that went unseen and unmarked in result sheets ) , rather than it being an exam that was born and meant to be a standardised system. Can the GDC please state the purpose of giving 5- 6 pilot OSCE stations that are unmarked in an ORE examination ?

Moreover, actors often talk too much or too little and finishes off most of 5 mins time by themselves, leaving the candidate prejudiced.

Few years ago when it started, ORE exam was not like this, where dentist candidates were made to run around in haste to 25 stations and 5 -6 pilot/ unmarked stations. That time it was only fewer stations in total and 1-2 pilot OSCE stations. It was more better and standardised type of exam unlike how it turned out to be now. Infact even IQE exam was far better than what candidates are facing now because it was live patients, bias-proof and there was no room for any manual manipulations because patients were in control of the treatments they received. candidates are spending their £3000 on this exam cost and they should not be treated as cruelty product testing or laboratory testing animals where 5-6 pilot OSCE stations are tried, tested,not marked, and thrown away. Even though 1-2 pilot OSCE stations are acceptable. The more the number of pilot OSCEs, the more was the room for manipulations on OSCE results of candidates. What is GDC’s and exam supplier’s information, Views and take regarding this ?

15 - Can the GDC please state the number of pilot OSCEs asked in ORE part 2 examination held in each of 3 exams of 2017,2018 and 2019 till date.

16 - In April 2019 ore part 2 exam, the candidates were asked to do 2 interrupted sutures in a 5 mins OSCE station. Few candidates said they pricked their hands with the needle while tying the knots because of stress and time limits but made sure the examiners didn’t notice that they injured their hands in the process because they didn’t want to lose their marks.
Such suturing tasks are never done in haste on patients and it’s encouraging the candidates to practice unethically. It’s a matter of health and safety. What is GDC’s information, Views and take on this ?

17 - We believe that there should be either 7-10 minutes OSCE stations or a mix of 5 and 10 minutes OSCEs depending on level of task and communication demands with actors/ patients. What is GDC’s and exam supplier’s information, Views and take regarding this ?

18 -Few candidate’s results showed that they had passed their exam overall but got only 1 Boderline in one component. Its mentioned in website that such cases is a overall pass. However, when the affected candidates raised this matter to exam board , the response they got was few examiners sits around a coffee table and decide the fate of such candidates. This was different information from that was written in the GDC website and consortium, which stated that all judgments are done during the examination itself by independent examiners who comes to asses the candidate’s work and it’s marked confidentially and independently by the examiners during the examination time. The candidates who enquired this and got this response, showed the records of it to others too, especially the affected ones who lost the examination with one Borderline. What is GDC’s information, Views and take regarding this ?

19 - Few candidates who liked travelling occasionally and who did ORE also sat for Australian overseas exams (ADC) and they said that it’s conducted in a more fair, professional and standardised manner. For example, the exam consisted of only 10 OSCE stations. 6 of it is actor/ patient osce and 4 of skilled/written OSCEs with each stations of 10 minutes. Nevertheless, candidates have to be prepared for anything from their entire consortium and any 10 will be asked for the ADC exam and so it appeared totally bias proof, manipulation proof and logically done. A high level qualification like this requires 10 minutes OSCE stations to exam, unlike lower level qualifications with low intensity tasks, 5 mins stations may do.

Moreover, having a 10 minutes OSCE station to exam a candidate in an original manner is more sensible and realistic approach because it mimics a 10-15 minutes clinical examination /initial appointment of a dentist with patient - especially remembering those IQE exams of UK which was dealing live patients.

What should be examined is if a candidate has sufficient knowledge and enough skills to carry out a task well or not , not if a candidate can do something in haste or talk fast to their patients in 5 minutes time.

20 - We candidates believe that the ORE exam system needs a review, reformatting and auditing of its fluctuations and manipulations to reflect on how it’s impacting the aspiring candidates. ORE examination system which was once born to replaced the IQE exam with hopes that it would be a more standardised and fairer system appears to be no longer standardised because of its bias fluctuations,discriminations, unreasonable numbers of pilot/ unmarked OSCES, because of backdoor marking in results, two batch systems, difficulty in getting a seat to do the exam etc. Due to all this, it appears to be not a standardised system like what the exam board says. What is GDC’s information, views and take on this ?

21 - A silence from GDC on any requested information here means that it acknowledges everything. Things have become too much unrealistic, not transparent and unpredictable that candidates don’t know what is expected ? we believe there should be independent review and in fact documentary done on various affected candidates to understand more.

22 - Would it be possible for GDC to reduce the ORE examination fees ?

23 - We believe the ORE exam should be more relaxed, lenient, transparent and standardised equally for all candidates, not just for few favoured or privileged ones. Because not all Candidates who pass ORE works in UK or as dentists in UK anyways. For employment, they are building ORE tutoring institutions in UK or Overseas to work as manikin gurus, ORE tutors so that they are safe dentists . Overseas ORE centres are trading ORE candidates to UK and then it’s a cycle. Candidates do the exam for employment and to earn for their living with their qualifications, good skills and so no one should live poor because they were discriminated and prejudiced, as mentioned in detail above.

24 - Is GDC an Independent body ?

Yours faithfully,

sayid thaqib ali

Freedom of Information Requests, General Dental Council

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Dear Mr Thaqib Ali,

Please find attached our acknowledgment to your request and request for clarification

Yours sincerely,

Grace Perry

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for the reply.

Yes, though it’s made too short, please clarify regarding the points you have mentioned at least.

Yours faithfully,

sayid thaqib Ali

Freedom of Information Requests, General Dental Council

Dear Mr Thaqib Ali,

Thank you for your email. However, it is not clear what you are asking the GDC to clarify. We require you to tell us more specifically what recorded information you are seeking from the GDC, what it is about, and the time frame it covers where relevant before we are able to process your request.

In our request for clarification to you of 15 July 2019, we outlined some of the information we think you are requesting but are unable to clarify this further. We will need you to do that for us.

Please see the Information Commissioner's guidance on making requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act provided in our letter as this should assist you.

Best wishes

Luke Whiting

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Dear sir,

Thank you for the email.

We are requesting for the information of atleast the outlined points mentioned in the attached response letter dated 15th July 2019, which is mentioned once again below. There reasons for requesting this information is mentioned in detail in the first email.

• We want to know the reason why GDC is not conducting more ORE part 2 examinations sittings per year as before ?

• Information about why there are no differences in the exam between the 2days/2 batches for ORE part 2 . Why are ORE day 2 candidates are given same manikin exercises, OSCES, DTPs, ME exercises and questions as the day 1 exam candidates. What is the reason for this 2 days/ 2batches discriminations, which is evident to all candidates ?

• How many candidates have passed the ORE examination ever since it replaced the IQE examination ?
• How many of those ORE passed candidates are actually working as dentists in UK ?

• According to GDC, are ORE passed tutors always safe dentists throughout their lifetime, if they have never worked in dental practices since many years because they preferred doing hassle free, discrimination free, high income self employment job of ORE tutoring and making ORE centres rather than taking risks and responsibilities to work a 9-5 job as dentists to serve the patients with their GDC registration ?

• What is the purpose of giving 5-6 unmarked/ pilot OSCE stations in one ORE part 2 examination ?

• Can the GDC please state the number of pilot OSCEs asked in ORE part 2 examination held in each of 3 exams of 2017,2018 and 2019 till date.

• Is GDC an independent body ?

• What is the reason why the cost of ORE part 2 exam is increased nearly to £3000.? We are requesting this because candidates are simply made to resist and pay the same amount of money again after facing such discriminations and bias in the exam as mentioned in detail in the above email. In addition, ORE tutoring centres and private tutoring homes are draining money from candidates every time candidates are made to resit again. Therefore, can the ORE examination fees be reduced?

Please see details of these requests in the attached first email.

We are requesting for transparent response from an accountable body that regulates dental team and protects patients. If any further information are required after receiving the response for these outlined ones, then we can make separate or different follow up requests for it later. This is to reduce or keep everything within the cost limit and time limit that is mentioned in the response letter.

Yours faithfully,

sayid thaqib Ali

Freedom of Information Requests, General Dental Council

Dear Mr Thaqib Ali

Thank you for your email clarifying your information request.

Your request was received on 19 July 2019 and we are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ('the FOI Act').

The GDC will process your request promptly, however, please note the FOI Act allows public authorities (the GDC) up to 20 working days to provide a response – the statutory deadline is therefore 16 August 2019.

Yours sincerely

Needa

Needa Bhatti | Legal Assistant In-house Legal Advisory Service
General Dental Council | 37 Wimpole Street | London | W1G 8DQ
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Dear Mr Thaqib Ali

 

Please see attached a response to your information request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Needa

 

Needa Bhatti | Legal Assistant

General Dental Council | 37 Wimpole Street | London | W1G 8DQ

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Dear Sir,

Thank you for the information and clarification in detail.

1 - Can you please provide information of the passing rate in percentage for each components of ORE candidates of April 2019 exam, of both days exam.

2. Is it possible to update or amend the
consortium document in website with the information mentioned in this response letter? This is because the consortium says something different. For example, it says about maximum 2 pilot OSCES and absolutely no information about OSCES that goes suppressed and missing in candidate’s result sheets is mentioned in the consortium.

To summarise few information we received from GDC response letter here are :

-From 2018, there were 3 pilot OSCE in ORE part 2 exam and pilot OSCEs are different from OSCEs that are suppressed ( for not so transparent reasons but probably for manipulating the results of candidates). The number of OSCES that simply gets suppressed or unmarked in candidates results are not fixed or standard in number, in each of the ORE part 2 exams. So far, we candidates believed pilot OSCE and suppression OSCES are same thing because both these are unmarked and there is no information regarding this stated in the consortium or GDC.

-GDC appears to be not concerned about the ORE tutoring and selling services that’s easily available even in the google too and which will anyways have various ways to distribute all day 1 questions to day 2 candidates, as always. What matters for GDC is only punishing the victimised candidates and not the real fact that every day 2 candidates feels overwhelmed and over privileged to be in the day 2 batch, for obvious reasons.

-GDC does not hold data to confirm whether a GDC registered dentist is practising in the UK or Overseas or not practicing as dentist at all. ( But probably offering tutoring services)

- If any candidates suffered any errors or issues, then complaints made by the candidates are taken seriously by the GDC in good faith and candidates are asked to make their complaint by providing their candidate’s numbers and details in the complaint form, then a fair response will be provided to those individual candidates that’s related to each of their specific complaints after fair investigation.

By April 2019, candidates have lost faith in the way how GDC/exam supplier dealt with the candidate’s complaint process. This is because, ORE tutoring services suggested candidates that when they compared all candidate’s complaint response from the GDC of recent years, all candidates received same “ready-made” copied and unfair response even though each put their own candidate’s number, name and details as requested in complaint form. And so, only option for candidates is to collect all affected candidate’s signatures and file in change.org with the matters that is mentioned in the first email.

- The other new information and findings we gathered from the response letter is that, the standard structure of each ORE part 2 OSCES exam, is such that there will be atleast one “paired” OSCE station in every ORE part 2 exam that candidate can always expect in each exam, which allow a task to be broken down into two halves so that at least 1 task does have 10 minutes allocated, though candidates have to move in to two separate stations for it.

All examiners are given extensive training in equality and diversity, including the need to treat all candidates equally in line with the 9 protected characteristics as defined in the Equality Act 2010 and therefore regardless of apparent name, age, gender, ethnicity or religious affiliation. No records are kept of the names given in stations where candidates are asked to introduce themselves, hence there is no data to correlate name given with result achieved.

We hope the above mentioned statements are correct.

Yours faithfully,

sayid thaqib Ali

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Dear Mr Thaqib Ali,

Following your email of 17 August 2019, please find attached the GDC's response to your latest request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Yours sincerely

Luke Whiting
Information Governance Manager
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