In boldface for emphasis.

The people in this article is going about it all wrong. Multiple mini interviews are game-able. And also, this letter to the editor:

The notion of choosing medical students for their social skills is unrealistic. First, select brilliant students, and then cultivate their social skills.

Charm won’t save a patient’s life. The approach suggested by Virginia Tech Carilion, the country’s newest medical school, will foster mediocrity.

ROBERT A. FISCHL
Stamford, Conn., July 11, 2011

The writer is a retired plastic and reconstructive surgeon.

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