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Examinations and the testing of knowledge have ever been an essential part of medical training. The extraordinary development of medical knowledge within the last three decades has had a bewildering effect on the entire problem, and it seems almost as if we have outrun our educational system framed in simpler days and under simpler conditions.
Osler once remarked that examinations may be the best or the worst of an education. He further stated that they can be very helpful if an integral part of the training, but have been known to be the intellectual ruin of many good men.
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THE NATIONAL BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS. Ann Intern Med. 1933;6:1232–1234. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-9-1232
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;6(9):1232-1234.
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