ALVIN L. URELES, M.D.
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To the editor: In reference to the special article, "The New Procedure for Evaluating the Clinical Competence of Candidates to be Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine," by Drs. Petersdorf and Beck (Ann Intern Med 76:491-496, 1972), I should like to make some comment.
It has been of some concern to those of us going over the evaluation form that the form does not include an evaluation of the candidate's "Sensitivity and Compassion With Patients and Family." This category should refer to his "manner" in dealing with patients, his attention to their psychological and social needs, and the
URELES AL. Clinical-Competence Testing. Ann Intern Med. ;77:476–477. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-77-3-476
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;77(3):476-477.
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