The Pediatric Forum
January 1999

Expectations vs Performance

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Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1999;153(1):91-92. doi:

The article by Malloy et al1 in the August 1998 issue of the ARCHIVES that looks at preceptor expectations and student performance is interesting and useful.

However, a technical error in the recommendations in Table 4, page 809, should be corrected. Lead and erythrocyte protoporphyrin levels should not be determined on serum samples. Because almost all of both substances are carried on or in the erythrocytes, whole-blood specimens should be tested.2,3

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