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Pity the UK medical students, unable to interview for their chosen jobs lest somebody offer them a post because they seem enthusiastic and are known to work hard.
Instead, jobs are allocated by computerised questionnaire, in a process that relies entirely on students' unverified self-assessments (no points for modesty). We can't have jobs going to proper doctors over spin doctors now, can we?
It seems we don't trust interviewers not to be a bunch of racist, sexist old boys wearing college ties and Freemason's socks. We scorn the experience of senior doctors and use a computer because we think it can't be biased.
We forget that a computer is no less …