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WHat's a good NBME SCORE???

Discussion in 'Step I' started by docfoofoo, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. docfoofoo

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    Just wondering as to what a passing score on the NBME dignostic would be??
     
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  3. Willamette

    Willamette Good with a bo-staff
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    I believe that 63% correct amounts to just passing, 70% a 200 etc..
     
  4. divinemsm

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    Actually, 60% is the minimum passing score....( my school requires the NBME exam for every freakin' class beginning first year )
     
  5. Willamette

    Willamette Good with a bo-staff
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    Hmmm...I wonder if there are a few different "versions" of the exam running around. Our school requires us to "pass" them too, but a 63% passes. We get an "official" breakdown of how we did in what area, and what our score would have correlated to had it been test day. This said 63% was the cuttoff. Perhaps divinemsm's class takes a different one? I'm sure it's possible!

    Willamette
     
  6. babinski bob

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    I think Willamette is referring to the NBME basic science comprehensive exam. It's a 175 question test. Our class took this in the middle of March. A 63 is considering passing and is equivalent to a STEP 1 score of 183. The mean on the NBME basic science comprehensive is a 70 with a standard deviation of 8. A 70 on this exam correlates to a 200 on step 1, a 78 = 220, etc....

    By the way.. a 63 on the exam does NOT correlate to a 63%, nor does a 70 correlate to a 70% according to the score interpretation guide...
     
  7. docfoofoo

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    My quesry was about the 200 question sample exam that you buy from NBME website. The scores can range from 0-800. what score is considered passing for this exam. I was told its 320-330 and above. Let me know if you guys and gals have heard differently.

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