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Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by uwguy, Jan 23, 2002.

  1. uwguy

    uwguy Member 7+ Year Member

    Sep 28, 2001
    What's a good score on the USMLE Step 1?

    Is a 232 decent? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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  3. tonem

    tonem Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Sep 13, 1999
    Its not too shabby
  4. Jim Picotte

    Jim Picotte Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    I don't know when you took your test but, you can find out how well you did by looking at the small print on your test report. It should give the mean for the exam and the standard deviation. I believe it's about 1 standard deviation above the mean, so you're in the top 15% (you'll have to look at your test data to make sure). The score is good and you should be competitive in just about any specialty as long as you do well and honor some things in the clinical years.
  5. Fanconi

    Fanconi Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    May 29, 2001
    You mean to tell me you're smart enough to get a 232, but you're not smart enough to figure out that's a decent score? :p
  6. deringer

    deringer Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Nov 22, 2001
    How do you people know these things?! How exactly does one know what is a competitive score for a given residency or specialty. I mean for med school we could look at the average MCAT reported in USNEWS for particular schools. Where is this information for the USMLE??? This is driving me nuts.

    For instance, would a USMLE 1 score of 225 and a University of Chicago degree be competitive for Radiology programs, how about Ortho or EM?
  7. ckent

    ckent Banned Banned

    Jul 31, 2000

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