NECESSARY EVIL, Australian Doctor (27 May 2011)

NECESSARY EVIL, Australian Doctor (27 May 2011)

With reference to your article 'Med school entry tests' (5 May), if you were to carry out a survey of doctors by asking the question "Do you think medical school exams at university can predict who is going to be a good doctor?", you would also find that the majority would say "unlikely".

The fact is, no one likes exams and tests but they are a necessary part of education, just as competitions are necessary to find out who excels at any endeavour (sporting, business, intellectual).