COMLEX : 93%

USMLE 1: 248/99

I think people get into trouble when trying to compare the two digit scores. Many people seem not to realize that the two digit USMLE score is not a percentile, but just some bogus scale. Based on the two digit scale, it looks like I did so much better on the USMLE, when in fact, on a percentile basis, I did worse.

I don't understand why the NBOME would create another two digit scale. A percentile is a basic statistical concept that is easy to understand. PDs have the mean and standard deviation of the USMLE, so it is easy for them to convert the three digit USMLE number to a percentile. I don't think there is any way to really compare the two exams.