• USMLEPassFail: A Brave New Day

    5 days ago - By THCB

    By BRYAN CARMODY, MD
    Well, it happened.
    Beginning as soon as 2022, USMLE Step 1 scores will be reported pass/fail .
    I'm shocked. Starting around two weeks ago, I began hearing rumors from some well-connected people that this might happen... but I still didn't believe it.
    I was wrong.
    The response thus far has been enormous - I haven't been able to clear my Twitter mentions since the news broke. And unsurprisingly, the reaction has been mixed.
    In the future, I'll post more detailed responses on where we go from here - but for now, I'd like to emphasize these five things.
    1. By itself...
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