A. JAY BLOCK, M.D.
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To the editor: In November 1987, the American Board of Internal Medicine will administer a special certifying examination in critical care medicine. To qualify to sit for this examination, a physician who has completed 3 postgraduate years in internal medicine and 2 years of pulmonary fellowship must train in a critical care setting for an additional 12 months. Inherent in this requirement is the assumption that the standard 2-year clinical pulmonary training program does not provide adequate instruction in critical care medicine.
New rules concerning requirements for training should be based on data and not arbitrary decisions. I am unaware
BLOCK AJ. Pulmonary Medicine and Certification. Ann Intern Med. ;107:264–265. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-2-264_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(2):264-265.
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