Great read on closed book medical board exams. I want a doctor who isn’t afraid to look up the right answer personally. From the post on KevinMD:
In this era of patient safety and emphasis on reducing medical errors, it doesn’t make much sense to rely on rote memory to practice medicine.
Watson antiquates closed board exams. Instead of sitting in a testing room, doctors should be evaluated on how well they can find the necessary information “” not how well they can recall something they memorized.