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Assessment of competence and performance at interview

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 12 August 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:449
  1. Jacky Hayden, dean of postgraduate medical studies,
  2. John Adams, associate postgraduate dean
  1. Department of Postgraduate Medicine and Dentistry, Manchester M60 7LP

    EDITOR—We read the paper by Wood and O'Donnell on an overhaul of the traditional interviewing system with interest.1 They have identified an important area in medical education and assessment that needs to be addressed. Our current processes of selection pale into insignificance compared with those for industry, but two issues need to be considered.

    Firstly, as a profession we …

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