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BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 22 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:453
  1. Christopher Martyn (
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    A paper in this week's BMJ (p 429) suggests that medical students who scored highly in tests that measure the personality trait of conscientiousness tended to do better in their preclinical work. It is interesting, though, that the same trait does not predict success in clinical studies. The authors say that scores for conscientiousness could aid selection for interview but it …

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