Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by diamondhog, Mar 11, 2000.

  1. diamondhog

    diamondhog Junior Member
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    Mar 10, 2000
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    Im a 4th year osteopathic student and I plan on taking part 1 and 2 of the USMLE this summer. I have already match for a residency and have completed the first two parts of the osteopathic boards. While researching the USMLE website I noticed that precentile rankings are not released. Can someone give me information on what score is considered passing, above average and strong? Also, do you have to take the tests in order (part 1 before part 2)? I would prefer to take part 2 now since I'll have to relearn all the minor details I've flushed over the past 1.5 years.


  2. Future DOc

    Future DOc Senior Member
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    Nov 30, 1999
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    I am still a little perplexed as to why you are considering taking the USMLE when you have already passed COMLEX Level 1&2 & MATCHED!!! Are you planning to pracice in Louisiana? If not, your situation will allow you to practice medicine in 49 states!! Can you tell us the reason for your plans?

    To answer your question, the information you need is all presented in the First Aid for the USMLE Step 1&2. I believe the passing score for Step 1 is 176, but don't quote me on that one. The following websites may be helpful also to your qusetions: OR

    I hope this helps!!! Good luck!! [​IMG]

    WesternU/COMP MS II
  3. medstud

    medstud Junior Member

    Mar 15, 2000
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    Passing in 2000 is 179. This is the 7%.
    In 1999,
    150 was 1%
    215 was the mean
    248 was 98%
    The USMLE no longer uses percentile ranking b/c it is meaningless number.

    [This message has been edited by medstud (edited 03-16-2000).]
  4. Just a reply to keep this current since I knocked it off with all the med school posts.

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