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Old 01-20-2011
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Question What fields do you think is competitive with...

Hey there everyone, last week i got my results and got a 212(89)

I looked in the first aid book (2010) and a 89 at least in there corresponds to a 218 [im not sure if there bell curve is updated cause a 220-221 equals a 90]

So What im wondering is whether or not a 212(89) is even a decent score.. is it a competitive score for other specialities in other fields... I dont quite know because the scores have seemed to changed since theres now only 332 questions on the exam.. therefore the old exam results from 2007-2008 are hard to compare.

no one in usmle world forums was able to answer it, but was wondering if you guys have an idea?
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When the score is below 99, the three digit score does not matter, the residency programs will look at the 2 digit score only.

So it does not matter if you are 212/89 or 218/89, it's 89.

It's the same 89 that people took it 5 years ago, the exam is standardized.
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