Borowitz et al1 examined the relationship between medical school performance, judged by a pediatric intern selection committee, and clinical performance during residency. The relative and absolute rank number of pediatric residents correlated poorly with faculty-rated clinical performance. While we suspect that an analysis of our program would yield similar results, we suggest that some of the article's conclusions may be overstated and caution that the data do not indicate that the resident matching process is seriously flawed or a waste of time.
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