THIRUVENGADAM RAMAKRISHNAN, M.D.
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I am a lotus-eater from India given to loud-thinking. Many things in the Medical New World defy my comprehension.
I am reminded by scholarly papers and statistical analyses that as an FMG my pass rate in the ABIM is half that of USMG's, that I am a city slicker who shuns the unpolluted rural air, that I am somehow less of a physician-teacher-investigator than a USMG, that I am less proficient in English than the native, and that a cultural chasm separates me from the society-at-large.
Yet I see the membership rolls of professional bodies requiring board certification swollen with
RAMAKRISHNAN T. Loud Thoughts of a Lotus-Eater. Ann Intern Med. ;92:705. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-5-705
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(5):705.
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