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Past and Present

Keith Wrenn, MD
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From Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Nashville, TN 37232-4700.

Requests for Single Reprints: Keith Wrenn, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 703 Oxford House, Nashville, TN 37232-4700; e-mail, keith.wrenn@mcmail.vanderbilt.edu.

Ann Intern Med. 2003;138(10):847. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-138-10-200305200-00015
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I went to a meeting this week and confronted my past. I went to see if I could learn anything new about electrocardiograms. The room was full of internists of all ages. Most were there for a final cramming session before they took a test that would supposedly pronounce them competent at reading tracings, or not. This test, it seems, would ensure their continued ability to bill for electrocardiogram interpretation.





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