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Commentary: Expectations of physicians vary widely

Sacramento Bee, January 29, 2008
If we can clearly define the doctor's role, says writer Dr. Michael Wilkes, it becomes far easier to select medical students who deliver on this job description. Additionally, such guidelines will then help to retool medical education (medical school, residency and continuing training) so as to create the doctor who will meet the public's expectations. And, Wilkes say, once defined, the doctor's role can be used to measure how well any doctor is performing.