To The Editor:
We read "Misrepresentation of Research Criteria by Orthopaedic Residency Applicants" (81-A: 1679-1681, Dec. 1999), by Dale et al., with great interest. Their findings were alarming. Therefore, we decided to evaluate the applications of the candidates who accepted an interview for our residency program for the current year. We were surprised to find results similar to those found by the authors.
Of the forty applicants who accepted an interview, thirteen (33 percent) listed citations in the Publications section of the Electronic Residency Application Service. The citations included book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals. These thirteen applicants listed a total of twenty-four published articles, four articles submitted for publication, and six published book chapters. We followed a verification process similar to that used …
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