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A Piece of My Mind
January 9, 2002

The Morning After

Author Affiliations

A Piece of My Mind Section Editor: Roxanne K. Young, Associate Editor.

JAMA. 2002;287(2):161-162. doi:10.1001/jama.287.2.161

In the ongoing marathon of my professional career, I jogged past another milestone yesterday—I completed my latest emergency medicine recertification examination. Using the authorized No. 2 pencil, I carefully filled in a bunch of little circles, hoped that they were the correct ones, handed the answer sheet to the proctor, and drove off quickly into a New Jersey sunset. Yesterday was the 22nd anniversary of my relationship with the American Board of Emergency Medicine, which makes me an undisputed veteran of the academic wars.

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