Butterfly23

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I randomly heard that USMLE STEP 1 would be only P/F, and there would be no scores reported. Not all med schools have PM&R rotations. This is what I think it will happen
The greedy organization aka ABPM&R will see this opportunity to make more money. After Step 2, I see ABPM&R creating the "ENTRANCE to PM&R exam" and charge a lot of money to the medical students applying to PM&R
I definely see other fields doing same thing
what do you guys think?
 

dangEras

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My gf is an ortho resident and her department has already joined gen surg, plastic, nsg, ENT, Uro, and ophtho to start creating a "surgical entrance exam". Interesting how surgeons have already started designing their test.

EM will continue with their SLOEs.

Chances are that PM&R, psych will continue with the status quo. The first change I forsee would be adoption of SLOEs. These fields already had the least emphasis on step 1 frequently seeing 210s match to top programs and 230s go unmatched.

More academically oriented fields like radiology, derm, neuro, anesthesiology will likely go the path of making Step 2 the new holy grail.
 

RadsWFA1900

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My gf is an ortho resident and her department has already joined gen surg, plastic, nsg, ENT, Uro, and ophtho to start creating a "surgical entrance exam". Interesting how surgeons have already started designing their test.

EM will continue with their SLOEs.

Chances are that PM&R, psych will continue with the status quo. The first change I forsee would be adoption of SLOEs. These fields already had the least emphasis on step 1 frequently seeing 210s match to top programs and 230s go unmatched.

More academically oriented fields like radiology, derm, neuro, anesthesiology will likely go the path of making Step 2 the new holy grail.

Who knew P/F would just generate a litany of new tests! They should have one for rad onc too!
 
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