• The Step 1 Score Reporting Change - A Step in the Right Direction for IMGs?

    7 monthes ago - By THCB

    By TALAL HILAL, MD
    The United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1, a test co-sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards and the
    National Board of Medical Examiners , has been the exam that people love to hate. For many years, blogs, Twitter feeds, and opinion pieces have been accumulating urging the presidents of the FSMB/NBME to stop reporting a 3-digit score and instead report a pass/fail score. This animosity towards the Step 1 exam originates from the reality that medical schools have increasingly focused their curriculum on teaching what the Step 1 wants you to learn...
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  • Opinion: Cheers and jeers as med school's Step 1 test becomes pass/fail

    Opinion: Cheers and jeers as med school's Step 1 test becomes pass/fail

    7 monthes ago - By STAT

    Medical students around the country cheered and jeered this week's announcement that the results of a much-feared compulsory exam known as Step 1 would cease to be reported with a three-digit score but would instead become pass/fail as early as 2022.
    The announcement by the sponsors of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination said the change was made in part to “address concerns about Step 1 scores impacting student well-being and medical education.”
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