"In my experience, USMLE performance clearly predicts residency performance -- those with low scores do not do well." -aPD This is a comment aPD made on another post. I did not feel that my post belonged in the OP because it is an unrelated issue. Would you (aPD) elaborate on your theory please? I would like to understand what makes an exception to this general rule. For example, I worry a bit now about being a successful resident because I fall into your low score, poor resident theory, though I would like to believe that I will be the exception to the rule. What are those performance measures that show those who do not do well? What should I do to compensate for my weaknesses? Thank you in advance.