Do school exams predict doctors' success?: Career achievements are not only measure

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7418.810 (Published 02 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:810
  1. Nick Myerson (Nick-A.Myerson@Pr-Tr.Wales.NHS.uk), consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist
  1. Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant CF72 8XR

    EDITOR—McManus et al studied A levels and intelligence as predictors of medical careers in UK doctors.1 It is important to know that A levels as a test of academic achievement can predict a successful career in medicine. The authors measured career success as more rapid career progression, greater research output, and opting for hospital based practice. As …

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