RALPH O. WALLERSTEIN, M.D.
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To the editor: I took the Recertification Examination because, with all the talk of recertification in the air, this seemed to be the only concrete thing to do, better than getting various credits for meetings attended. I also wanted to force myself to review the entire field of internal medicine. This worked, illustrating Jung's principle that "need is a better incentive than desire."
I read the American College of Physicians' Self-Assessment Syllabus, bought a new Harrison, and checked out a few difficult questions with subspecialist friends. The syllabus is superb and was enjoyable reading. Because of the preliminary announcement that
WALLERSTEIN RO. Recertification. Ann Intern Med. 1975;82:718. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-5-718_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(5):718.
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