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USMLE Scores What's it with this new score system

Could someone explain it to me?

When did this take into effect? How to interpret the score now?

I took step one last July and I think it was the old system....

Very much appreciated!
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Do you mean the ridiculously low 2 digit scores people are getting with along with a good 3 digit score?

I was wondering too..

I guess they hated giving everyone 99's
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The 2 digit was never to be seen as a percentile but most IMGs seem to enjoy seeing/saying "I got 99". AMGs hardly ever use that, always used the 3 digit score.

Now residency programs will only see your 3 digit score on the score report that they get, so saying I got 99 or 85 and the like, will be irrelevant.

So there is no new score system, the 2 digit was dropped. Ignore the one you see on your score report, the progs DON'T SEE IT ANYMORE!

In my opinion, and based on previous yrs
A score > 220 is good for CK
A score > 230 is great
A score > 240 is awesome
A score > 250 is AMAZING

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