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August 2018

Assessing the Competence of Aging Physicians Who Are Young at Heart

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Dermatology, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, New Jersey
JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(8):875-876. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.1371

It has been an eternity since I was last called to the principal’s office.

“Dr Heymann, the chief medical officer needs to speak with you about a serious matter today.”

“I’ll be over right after clinic,” I responded like a schoolboy.

Walking to the hospital, I wondered what this could be about—a malpractice case? JCAHO (Joint Commission) violation? A citation of our residency program? Or the biggest perceived problem of all—a Press-Ganey score less than 5?

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