ALEX. M. BURGESS, M.D.
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An examination as a means of distinguishing between the well trained and capable and those whose actual ability is below a required standard, admittedly leaves a great deal to be desired. An opinion as to the competence of an individual when based on the result of an examination cannot compare in accuracy with an opinion gained in day to day contact with that individual as he meets the problems of his routine work. This is particularly true in medicine. The teachers and colleagues with whom a physician has been associated can judge his work with an accuracy that cannot be
BURGESS AM. THE ORAL EXAMINATION OF THE BOARD OF INTERNAL MEDICINE. Ann Intern Med. 1951;35:1158–1160. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-5-1158
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(5):1158-1160.
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