General cognitive ability tests (such as IQ assessments) are commonly used in a broad range of occupations to select candidates. This study suggests that such tests are not well suited for use in selecting candidates for residency training, and tests that measure cognitive and non-cognitive professional attributes may be better. — Sarang Kim, MD
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