Uhhh...so Western's 1st time pass rate (Part I) was 63% for class of 2015?

Asksport

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The reason this appears low is that this is a single data point. Every other school displays their first-time part 1 pass rate as an average across 3 years. However, Western shows you each data point from their 3 year average (which is 74%). This 74% is not too far from CSPM’s 78% 3 year average. Their 74% average does appear lower than other schools but is in no way a statistically significant difference. While researching this, it looks like DMU has the most consistently high first time Part 1 pass rates.


Here is a summary from what I’ve gathered from each school’s “outcome” displayed on their respective websites:

APMLE Part 1 Pass Rate:

NYCPM (2011-2013): 88%

CSPM (3 year average): 78%

WesternU (2015): 63% (74% for 3 year average)

Temple (3 year average): 82.3%

Scholl (3 year average): 85%

DMU (3 year average): 96%

**AZPOD (no mention as to what year(s) or if this pertains to the Boards part 1 or 2): 99%
 
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The reason why this appears low is that this is a single data point. Every other school displays their first-time part 1 pass rate as an average across 3 years. However, Western shows you each data point from their 3 year average (which is 74%). This 74% is not too far from CSPM’s 78% 3 year average. Their 74% average does appear lower than other schools but is in no way is a statistically significant difference. While researching this, it looks like DMU has the most consistently high first time Part 1 pass rate.


Here is a summary from what I’ve gathered from each school’s “outcome” displayed on their respective websites:

APMLE Part 1 Pass Rate:

NYCPM (2011-2013): 88%

CSPM (3 year average): 78%

WesternU (2015): 63% (74% for 3 year average)

Temple (3 year average): 82.3%

Scholl (3 year average): 85%

DMU (3 year average): 96%

**AZPOD (no mention as to what year(s) or if this pertains to the Boards part 1 or 2): 99%
what about Barry?
 

heybrother

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Barry briefly posted the mandatory CPME outcomes (board pass rates, graduation rates, residency matching) and then promptly took it back down.

With a little digging you can find DMU numbers back to 2005.

Its a $900 test and I really can't imagine having to take it twice. It sucks.

A few days after I submitted my clerkship wishlist I was contacted by a program asking me to prove I'd passed boards part 1. There may be long term repercussions for not passing on your 1st try.
 

Asksport

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Barry taking their stats down seems suspect. I'm certainly glad this information is becoming less reticent at most schools.
 

PatchAdamsFan

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Compiled list of the available Program Outcomes for each school (Barry is absent, email sent). These stats are not very standardized, given 2-5 year class clumping or asterisks claiming only eligible student pass rates or matching into residency. In this regard, every school is 'suspect'. It is a huge step, however, in the right direction.
 

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