MAHENDRA S. KOCHAR, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C)
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To the editor: Having recently passed the certifying examinations of the Royal College of Physicians of London, Royal College of Physicians of Canada, and the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), I take this opportunity to compare the three examinations. The first two require the candidates to take an oral and clinical examination directed towards evaluation of their clinical competence. Because these tests are held at several centers and involve many examiners and a multitude of patients, it is almost impossible to standardize the tests. On the other hand, in the ABIM examination the only variable is the candidate himself.
KOCHAR MS. Certifying Examinations. Ann Intern Med. ;79:136–137. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-1-136
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(1):136-137.
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