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 doesnâ€™t make much sense to rely on rote memory to practice medicine.
Watson antiquates closed board exams. Â Instead of sitting in a testing room, doctors should be evaluated on how well they canÂ find the necessary information â€” not how well they can recall something they memorized.