Our deans decided to show us Step 1 data for our class, the people who did the best, ON AVERAGE were also people who came from families with high parental income and/or those who had physicians as parents. People from less privileged backgrounds overall did worse. But why the hell is that? We all took the same classes and mostly used UFAP, and people can take out loan money to buy resources so the " rich kids can afford more study resources" doesn't seem to apply here. Of course there will always be outliers that people like to post on threads like this of the guy grew up homeless and is now a neurosurgeon, or the girls whose dad is a neurosurgeon but she is failing everything. But overall more privileged people do better, Why? Is it just that their parent put them in elite education from k- college, so they have had a lifetime to develop study habits instead of just the 4 years of pre med? Does better education earlier in life when our brains are still very plastic mean an easier time learning things overall? Do the kids of physicians feel like they have to out do their parents achievements, and poorer students are just happy to be in med school? Students and admins, what do you think?