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05-13-2013
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new score scale applied for all NBME exams?

Hi everybody,
I heard that there a new change of score scale of NBME assessments have been applied recently. My question is does this new scale applied for ALL nbme assessments or only NBME 6?

What do thinks guys which is the best initial assessment to start with? I planning to take one before going to UW

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05-13-2013
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I think its only for 6.

I'd do either 6 or 4. It doesn't matter as they aren't very predictive
 The above post was thanked by: rani001 (05-13-2013), water (05-14-2013)
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05-13-2013
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by rani001 Hi everybody, I heard that there a new change of score scale of NBME assessments have been applied recently. My question is does this new scale applied for ALL nbme assessments or only NBME 6? What do thinks guys which is the best initial assessment to start with? I planning to take one before going to UW
i think it applies to all forms ,there is a slight change in the score correlation
500 now equals 237 (mean ) with a standard deviation of 100
so if you got 600 that will translate into a step 2 score of 258 ( standard deviation of step 2 ck is 21 )
but over all it's a slight change
 The above post was thanked by: radkur (05-14-2013), rani001 (05-13-2013), water (05-14-2013)

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