Been trying to find research or anecdotes on this... Is there a correlation with somebody doing a SMP/Post-Bacc and performance in medical school, such as Step I, II , and beyond, like successfully graduating residency?
First part makes sense. Can you clarify what you mean about the level of selection in the SMP?If the SMP is completed at the same medical school, taught by the same professors, I've found the answer is yes for class performance. Whether this translates to Step 1 scores is another story. You also need to consider the fact that there is some level of selection within the SMP itself.
I'm pretty sure with a large enough sample size there would be no effect.Been trying to find research or anecdotes on this... Is there a correlation with somebody doing a SMP/Post-Bacc and performance in medical school, such as Step I, II , and beyond, like successfully graduating residency?
Not everyone in the SMP will make it through, and not everyone who makes it through will actually get into the associated med school. Acceptance rates out of SMPs varies drastically too, and as stated above, usually the advantage SMP students has can wear off after MS1First part makes sense. Can you clarify what you mean about the level of selection in the SMP?
I also believe, with the exception of a PhD, people with advanced degrees have lower match rates than students that don't.The highest performers don't need an SMP at all, they just go to medical school. If there was an initial advantage, it will be long gone before long.
It's like that at mine too. They all grab leadership positions, do all the social events, then fail classes and make 400 on comlex. At least a lot of them. Not that anybody in their right mind would want to do leadership positions residency directors could care less if your the med school prep.If they get into their associated medical school, there is an annoying tendency for them to become to become the focal point for social connections within the class while also tending to fill out all the class leadership positions. At least that has been my observation across three years.