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May 12, 1993

Error in Editorial.

JAMA. 1993;269(18):2370. doi:10.1001/jama.1993.03500180062035

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—In the Editorial entitled "Defining the Good Doctor," published in the April 7,1993, issue of The Journal (1993; 269:1681-1682), production problems caused scrambled lines in two paragraphs. On page 1681, the second and third sentences of the third paragraph should read as follows: "Aimed at both general internal medicine and its subspecialties, the recertification process represents a massive effort that will require considerable expenditures in time and money to mount the multiple serial written examinations that lead up to the final modular written examination. Sophisticated though this process is, it consists of written cognitive examinations and excludes measurement of some clinical skills such as management of multiple complex problems as well as assessments of such qualities as respect for other persons, integrity, psychosocial aspects of illness, compassion, and responsibility." On page 1682, the fourth sentence in the second full paragraph should be deleted.