With the new curriculum at UHS going into its second year, there have been many concerns over whether or not it has been working. Here is one example of its success. The first year students that was the first class to go through the curriculum was assessed by the USMLE basic science Shelf Test. Previously, only second year students were able to take it, and for those who scored a 45 or better, everyone of them had then went on to pass the COMLEX. Well, the average grade for the FIRST YEARS was over a 50! This was a big boost to the confidence of our curriculum. Just to add, 6% of the first years who took this test actually received a passing score! Keep in mind that none of these students had actually started studying for boards, this was just to see how the new curriculum was affecting the students.