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USMLE Scores General Question concerning average score

I am reading this forum very often, but I still have a general question.

The average score for step 1 is 225 (wiki), so how can a 228 be a 98 or 99 on the two digit score. Just to get that right, the 2 digit score equals the percentile?

I am just curious...
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i wouldnt say average score is 225, 215 seems more realistic to me. but +/- 10 is fair.

the 2digit score which you are talking about is old, it stopped as of oct31,2011
now theres a new 2digit score which means little to nothing
infact it will probably be fased out

so the only thing that matters is 3digit score

and for the record, 2digit score was not a percentile, it was a score. calculated by some crazy top secret logarithm that the nbme has (as is the 3digit score).
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i wouldnt say average score is 225, 215 seems more realistic to me. but +/- 10 is fair.

the 2digit score which you are talking about is old, it stopped as of oct31,2011
now theres a new 2digit score which means little to nothing
infact it will probably be fased out

so the only thing that matters is 3digit score

and for the record, 2digit score was not a percentile, it was a score. calculated by some crazy top secret logarithm that the nbme has (as is the 3digit score).
The average score is posted data on NBME and USMLE.org and its around 221-222 in the last few years.
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The average score is posted data on NBME and USMLE.org and its around 221-222 in the last few years.
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