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Question What do the new changes to step 1 mean?

hi guys my exam is end of feb...am sure all step 1 takers have seen the new changes...the 192 pass score....and of course this statement "In 2014 and 2015, examinees will see an increased focus on quality improvement principles and safety science." so my question is what does this mean?? more behaviour/biostats or more immune?? also the site said somewhere that theres new terminology for psychiatry...some DSM thing...should i be worried? is this stuff covered in my FA and uworld?
rite now am just sticking to FA and uworld and doing ok...still kinda nervous nething else i should do for this last month?
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really guys?? can someone pleaseee help me out there must be other ppl wondering abt this and i dont have much time before my exam...if i need to look at something new....so please help..thank you
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really guys?? can someone pleaseee help me out there must be other ppl wondering abt this and i dont have much time before my exam...if i need to look at something new....so please help..thank you
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No one really knows how this works. From what I read on the website the major change is the new passing score. As for the information it's pretty much the same but they may emphasize preventative medicine a bit more so look into that. As for the dsm stuff from what I gleaned they will be making gradual changes as time goes on. Pretty much if you are taking it early this year or even this year don't expect too many changes other than the pass score. It wouldn't make sense for them to just hardcore up and change everything without giving schools a chance to integrate the new information into their programs and students a chance to learn. Besides they know a lot of students in these early days have been taught using the old dsm. Long story short the biggest change is the score. The other changes will occur over time and are unlikely to affect you
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No one really knows how this works. From what I read on the website the major change is the new passing score. As for the information it's pretty much the same but they may emphasize preventative medicine a bit more so look into that. As for the dsm stuff from what I gleaned they will be making gradual changes as time goes on. Pretty much if you are taking it early this year or even this year don't expect too many changes other than the pass score. It wouldn't make sense for them to just hardcore up and change everything without giving schools a chance to integrate the new information into their programs and students a chance to learn. Besides they know a lot of students in these early days have been taught using the old dsm. Long story short the biggest change is the score. The other changes will occur over time and are unlikely to affect you
kindly tell what is new change in scorring?
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kindly tell what is new change in scorring?
I meant the change in pass score
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Check out the website.They have listed the changes in a tabulated form.

www. goo.gl/WEg2zR


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