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> Do you think that when a heart surgeon from NYC applies to work in Seattle or LA, they say, "That's great that you didn't kill anyone at First General on 57th street, but, do you have any published video of you doing surgery pro bono we can watch so that we know you're not full of it?"

I think their diploma and med license are sufficient. I also think a lot in hiring decision for particular surgeon can depend on their peers opinion.




Then check that the guy has a relevant degree.


While medical cert (rather painful and time consuming to obtain) give a good guarantee that a doctor wouldn't butcher people outright, there is never such a protection with CS diplomas.




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