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Forgive me if this has already been discussed: Cureus | A Predictive Model for USMLE Step 1 Scores

"Step 1 scores did not correlate to age, gender, Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) score, number of days studied, or perception of preparedness."

Critique: "First, the predictive model was developed from the experiences of one medical school and our overall sample size was small with a poor survey response rate. This may explain why other studies have been able to correlate MCAT scores to Step 1 scores while ours did not."
 

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Critique: "First, the predictive model was developed from the experiences of one medical school and our overall sample size was small with a poor survey response rate. This may explain why other studies have been able to correlate MCAT scores to Step 1 scores while ours did not."
Well that's a nice journal to publish my n=1 studies in!
 
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I found this article from the the MCAT Wikipedia entry, which claimed MCAT was not correlated with Step 1.
 
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I found this article from the the MCAT Wikipedia entry, which claimed MCAT was not correlated with STEP 1.
Even the best meta analysis we have only show a moderate correlation at best, and a weak correlation to clinical abilities.
 
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I'd say the MCAT was more problem-solving using a small knowledge-base, whereas the STEP 1 is more of knowing how to connect the dots on an absolutely massive knowledge-base.
 

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Even the best meta analysis we have only show a moderate correlation at best, and a weak correlation to clinical abilities.
This. Alas, it's still the only thing from premed that gives a hint into student performance in med school.
 
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Even the best meta analysis we have only show a moderate correlation at best, and a weak correlation to clinical abilities.
I would be willing to bet that if everyone that took the MCAT also took Step 1 the correlation would be much stronger. But no way to ever prove that.
 

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