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Short Stories by Ralph Proenza– mostly Fiction, but some based on true events

* And Now ANOTHER Exam


[Submitted to Reader’s Digest – Anecdote Based On A True Event]

By the third year of dental school, we students had gotten pretty tired of the endless classroom exams to which we had already been subjected, and preferred to be in the clinic with our patients.  Invariably one or two professors would again instruct the class in the mechanics of taking these five-part multiple choice exams — something we had learned the first week of class.

One day near the end of a long third year, we were being subjected to yet another Oral Pathology exam.  The professor peered over his half-frame glasses at the class and asked, “You DO know to to take this exam, don’t you?”

From somewhere at the back came a dental student’s decidedly cynical remark, “With a grain of salt!

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