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- Oct 29, 2006
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This begs the question, what explains the differences in the average board scores at different institutions? I know that it is heavily dependent on each individual taking it (naturally) but there are schools that have shown a trend of having high board scores, at least the ones that publish their numbers. How much of it has to do with the curriculum (i.e. teaching to the boards, etc.), do you think? Clearly all I can expect from here is speculation, but it doesn't hurt to hear what you guys think..
I think it's a little bit of everything. Teaching to the boards seems to help, but some schools that score quite well on the boards don't even teach all the classes necessary to take the boards, or don't have a similar style of testing at all. Clearly a lot of the reason that higher ranked schools have higher scores is because they take the cream of the crop of premeds.