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US students face national examination on simulated patients

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 07 September 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:512
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    A test of clinical skills that only graduates of foreign medical schools seeking US medical licences have been required to pass may be expanded to include graduates of US medical schools as well.

    But US medical schools are objecting that the test, required for non-US students since 1998, costs too much and would impose an unfair burden on medical students.

    The test involves actors pretending to be ill and is given to foreign students who have passed the first two steps of the three part national medical licensing examination, which all medical …

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