Originally Posted by NewAndImproved
When you guys say "raw score 95", has that number been in any way adjusted by the NBME? In other words, did you only miss 5 out of 100 on the shelf?
I really don't know why people use the term "raw score," because those scores are NBME scaled scores, with an approximate average of 70 and standard deviation of 8. The only two numbers the NBME reports are the scaled score and your percentile, and the percentile isn't included on individual reports, but your clerkship office should have access to the list of the correlation between scaled score and percentile. The percentile is broken down by the quarter of the year during which you take the exam (because an 80 in the first part of the year will be a higher percentile than later in the year, since people will have had fewer other rotations at the beginning of 3rd year).