How unfair are “standardized” exams?
April 3, 2018
Here’s a story for you: a qualified, experienced surgeon sat for a national board exam and failed miserably. She was devastated, thinking her career—and her life— were coming to an end. She found me on the web and called, sounding quite hopeless. A woman of color, over forty, she told me the story of the test: it was an oral exam administered by two old white men. And the location for the test? Catch this: in a hotel bedroom. Are you kidding? She was so traumatized by the location and Read More