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Once and For All...What is a "Good" Score?

Discussion in 'Step I' started by Dr JPH, Mar 19, 2004.

  1. Dr JPH

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    Hey all. I'm asking for both COMLEX I and USMLE I.

    I know COMLEX I passing is roughly 410, mean is 500 with a SD of about 80. So a "good" score would be 580+, am I right?

    USMLE I passing is 182 or so, but what is the mean and SD?

    What is considered a "good" score?

    ie: 30 MCAT is a "good" score
     
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  3. Andrew_Doan

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    The USMLE has been averaging around 217. Not sure about the SD.

    http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?s=&threadid=100036

    A good score is above this mark. A strong score is one SD above (~235+). An outstanding score is above 250.
     
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    The SD is around 21-23. I would consider a "good" score to be 235+, since that puts you in the upper 25% or so. A "very good" score, IMHO would be 245+.
     
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    If you land a 230 you should be pretty stoked. I was close but no cigar.
     

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