Do school exams predict doctors' success?: Author's reply

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7418.810-b (Published 02 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:810
  1. I C McManus (i.mcmanus@ucl.ac.uk), professor of psychology and medical education
  1. Department of Psychology, University College London, London WC1E 6BT

    EDITOR—A levels should not be the sole basis for the selection of students. Our study assessed only some of the skills possessed by good doctors, and A levels predicted only some of them.

    A casual reader might see the partial validation of A levels as the main finding of …

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