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March 16, 1912

THE ORGANIZATION AND THE SYSTEM OF EXAMINATIONS OF THE CONJOINT EXAMINING BOARD: OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF LONDON AND THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF ENGLAND

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LONDON, ENGLAND

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(11):760-771. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260030158010
Abstract

In order that I may explain our organization and system of examination, it is necessary for me to enter into considerable detail, for it is mainly to the details of the organization that the success of the examination system is due.

The problem awaiting solution with you is, I understand, the development of an uniform system of state examination which shall be of such a character as to secure to the public a guarantee that the doctor who holds a state license has shown adequate proof of his ability to practice his profession. If in the smallest degree our methods of testing candidates for their fitness to practice prove to be worthy of your imitation or of use in guiding you to a still more serviceable system, it will be a source of great satisfaction to the royal colleges and, I need hardly add, to myself also.

Our system of

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