Do school exams predict doctors' success?: Is it not a retrospective study?

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7418.810-a (Published 02 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:810
  1. Rohit Chaturvedi (mzyvrc@nottingham.ac.uk), medical student,
  2. Shailesh Chaturvedi (shailesh.chaturvedi@arh.grampian.scot.nhs.uk), consultant surgeon
  1. Nottingham Medical School, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2UH
  2. Aberdeen Medical School, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen AB25 2ZN

    EDITOR—The title of the paper by McManus et al is rather misleading in saying that it is a 20 year prospective study.1 By definition this would mean that the study was planned 20 years ago and the recruitment of subjects was over the same time. But the subjects were selected retrospectively over seven years only, and at the …

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