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I have noticed recent scores of many ppl on this forum, the double digit score averages some where around 84-88 (I'm not sure, may be I just stumbled to see such scores) previously I have been hearing that a double digit score of 90+ is needed to get a match.

Can some of the staffs why is the recent scores are like this? Is it because of the change in scoring pattern?

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I noticed that as well..

This is the conversion table on the USMLE's website but as you can see it was only valid till Sept 30 2011 - http://www.usmle.org/transcripts/score-conversion.html

There was an announcement made that they changed some scoring and now a 99 is somewhere around 270-280 .. I am not sure though


Also, you can look at this thread - http://www.usmle-forums.com/usmle-st...am-takers.html
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They've changed the scoring system to reflect the fact that the 2-digit scores don't matter. The purpose of the 2-digit score is just because some state agencies require a passing score of 75. So passing is still 75.

Nobody will see your 2-digit score aside from the state licensing agency. The PD doesn't care, the medical school doesn't care, potential employers don't care... because it doesn't mean anything.
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I have noticed recent scores of many ppl on this forum, the double digit score averages some where around 84-88(I'm not sure, may be I just stumbled to see such scores) previously I have been hearing that a double dig score of 90+ is needed to get a match.

Can some of the staffs why is the recent scores are like this? Is it because of the change in scoring pattern?

Thank you in adv!!
NBME changed their scoring procedure. It useto be that > 230 was a 99. Now you can score a high 240's and get high 80s
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The 2 dig score is to check we passed, ultimately they ll be using the 3 digit score to Compare b/w the examinees who took test at diff time period.

So if one scored > 230 it's as good as 99 in the previous scale!!

There is a link which gives you appox 3 dig score depending on your K qbank % score, NBME score, MCAT and Free USMLE practice test.


Step 1 score estimator. http://www.medfriends.org/step1_estimator/

Wish there was similar 1 for UW too..
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Step 1 score estimator. http://www.medfriends.org/step1_estimator/

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There are two.

http://usmle-score-correlation.blogspot.com

http://clinicalreview.com/ClinicalRe...alculator.html
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I have noticed recent scores of many ppl on this forum, the double digit score averages some where around 84-88 (I'm not sure, may be I just stumbled to see such scores) previously I have been hearing that a double digit score of 90+ is needed to get a match.

Can some of the staffs why is the recent scores are like this? Is it because of the change in scoring pattern?

Thank you in adv!!

Don't worry about the double digit score. I think only the triple digit score matters now. Doesn't change the fact, though, that one's ability to brag to old graduates is significantly diminished as a consequence of this change.
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