“I Can't Afford a ‘B'”

Morrison Schroeder, Jacques Charbit, Raymond S. Greenberg, Martin W. Oster, Stewart Wolf

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To the Editor: Although high scores on aptitude and admissions tests for medical school may not correlate with an ideal end product, neither do they indicate that those who have achieved them will be poor doctors. However, scores do indicate measurable differences and are thus frequently used as the first basis for consideration of candidates. References, interviews and comments by applicants are then used in attempts to identify and evaluate the intangible qualities. Most admission committees agree that a physician should be honest, have emphathy for his fellow man, show maturity in arriving at value judgments (particularly of moral values),.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)615-616
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number11
StatePublished - Sep 13 1979
Externally publishedYes

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