David H. Spodick, MD, DSc
To the Editors: Varki (1) appropriately emphasizes the importance of individual performance as the standard for judging individual capability as opposed to professional pedigree. I received pedestrian to downright poor teaching in a standard U.S. medical school (and have published an essay so stating in its alumni publication) but, I trust, have been able to surmount that obstacle. Like U.S. graduates, foreign graduates attend medical schools of varying quality and must be considered individually. That so many have performed well has been a major factor in keeping many U.S. housestaffs afloat, for which we should be grateful.
Spodick DH. Striking "FMG" from Our Vocabulary. Ann Intern Med. ;117:699–700. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-117-8-699
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(8):699-700.
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