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Doctors seem not to be punished for dishonesty in their cv

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7324.1309a (Published 01 December 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1309
  1. Peter Wilmshurst (peter.wilmshurst@mail.rsh-tr.wmids.nhs.uk), consultant cardiologist
  1. Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury SY3 8XQ

    EDITOR—Minerva reports that one in three men and one in five women lied in their curriculum vitae.1 Anybody who has sat on an appointments committee will be aware that candidates often exaggerate. Part of this is self deception, but genuine dishonesty occurs too. One doctor claimed on his curriculum vitae to be the author of publications by another doctor who had the same surname and the same initial of his first name.

    A candidate for the post of …

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