STARTING JUNE 14, THE NATION’S 16,000 MEDICAL SCHOOL GRADUATES IN THE CLASS OF 2005 WILL BE TESTED ON THEIR
The new clinical skills assessment test, which will become part of the licensing exam for graduating medical students, will use actors playing patients with symptoms of common illnesses and will gauge a graduate’s ability to communicate with patients, gather information, perform physical exams and diagnose illnesses, reported the Wall Street Journal.
The first of five national test centers will open in Philadelphia, while graduates from all 126 medical schools across the country will go to one of the centers for the daylong test, the Journal added. Wall Street Journal, June 10, 2004 Joyce J. Perrone De La Torre O&P, Inc and Promise Consulting 300 Alpha Drive Pittsburgh PA 15238
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