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Is it likely Step 1 will be p/f for Class of 2024?

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Matthew9Thirtyfive

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They said "no earlier than January 1, 2022" so my school said that its not certain 2024 will be p/f its just the earliest scenario. my school said it could be later than jan 1 2022, after we take step.

And they could also report all scores as pass fail even if you take it scores. Literally no one knows what the plan is. And I say literally because I’m convinced that they have no idea either.
 
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Why not just make everything P/F? P/F school grades, P/F Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 3.:rolleyes:
You jest, but this is actually what I'd bet on for 20 years from now. At some of the big names preclinical & clinical grading is already P/F, and with Step 1 and CS both P/F, I bet the others will be following suit.
 
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You jest, but this is actually what I'd bet on for 20 years from now. At some of the big names preclinical & clinical grading is already P/F, and with Step 1 and CS both P/F, I bet the others will be following suit.

Well, then students can rely on more important factors, such as nepotism, in order to land that desired residency. You're forward-thinking. I love it!
 
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Not all schools have rotations in all fields, especially community based programs and DO programs.

Not all students can afford to do away rotations.

What if you get 3-bombed on your SubI?

All IM LOR's say the student is in the top 1% of everyone they have ever worked with. Sadly, when I see an IM LOR that says that someone is in the top 5% of students they have ever worked with, a small part of my brain responds "this person must be terrible" even though I know that's not true.
 
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I guess my pun cut a little deeper than I intended. We can all pretend that everything along the path to becoming a physician is based on merit, but unfortunately this isn't true. From legacy admissions to your personal connections, a lot of it is based on who you know, not what you know. With these changes, I don't see that getting any better since it will be much harder, more or less impossible, for a budding physician to prove her own worth and set herself apart from the rabble.
 
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