Letter to the Editor. USMLE examination and implications of a recent change

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  • 1 Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • | 2 University of California, Irvine, Orange, CA
  • | 3 Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • | 4 Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
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Illustration from Schneider et al. (pp 205–214). Copyright Elyssa Siegel. Published with permission.

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