Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®

, Volume 472, Issue 10, pp 2932–2937 | Cite as

Not the Last Word: The ACGME Core Competencies are Overrated

Not the Last Word


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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