I want to thank the ARCHIVES for giving me the opportunity to respond to the recent letter by Dr Maizel regarding our article. I am pleased to see that Dr Maizel has passionate opinions about education in surgery. Unfortunately, I feel that he missed some of the important points of our article. Nevertheless, Dr Maizel's letter gives me the chance to clarify his several misconceptions about our study and to update him on some of the recent changes in surgical education.
de Virgilio C. Teaching for the Examination: Is That the Desired Outcome?—Reply. Arch Surg. 2004;139(8):914. doi:10.1001/archsurg.139.8.914