DAVID W. WESTRTNG, M.D.
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To the editor: Dilip Kumar Roy, writing in the Journal of the Indian Medical Association (59:220-222, 1972), a part of which was excerpted in the March issue (Ann Intern Med 78:340, 1973), tells us that a tree is known by its fruits. He then suggests that the fruits of medical education are the scores achieved by students on their examinations.
This seems to reflect a rather narrow concept, one that is under increasing attack in U.S. medical schools (and, apparently, Indian medical schools as well). Those who oppose examination scores as an end rather than a means view these exercises
WESTRTNG DW. Examinations and Fruits. Ann Intern Med. 1973;79:290–291. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-2-290_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(2):290-291.
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