Robert W. Lightfoot, MD
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To the Editor: The recent report by Ramsey and colleagues (1) on the predictive validity of American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) certification represents the culmination of a prodigious and innovative work that superbly substantiates the validity of the board examinations in internal medicine. It is somewhat disturbing that the only variables correlating well with the ABIM examination score were the ability to score well on a written examination given subsequently and the likelihood of being ranked highly by professional associates.
One variable which has been receiving increased attention from program directors lately is the location of the medical school
Lightfoot RW. Foreign Medical Graduates and Board Certification. Ann Intern Med. ;111:345. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-111-4-345
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1989;111(4):345.
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