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Question passing rates for Step 1, 2 CK and CS for IMGs

Hi, guys,
As most of us know, since Jan 1 2013, passing rate for CS for IMGs is decreased by 18 % (and by 4 % for AMGs, please read article on usmle.org), so from now one it drops from 75% to 57%, for Step 1 its still 70% and for Step 2 still 80%.Does it look to you now CS is the hardest test ??? Im really confused!
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You can't really put it like that... read the article again... It just says that the minimum passing requirements will be higher, and if they had applied this to the "group of first time examinees who recently tested under the new examination structure", the passing rate would be 18% lower that the previous passing rate.
your calculation is not correct, if you really wanna go ahead and assume it will drop by exactly 18 percent in the future and it is now 75%, it will be 61.5% from now on.
Just saying...
So, overall, no this is not good for IMGs. But it is not as bad as you pictured it. (Or, at least I hope it is not!)

Here's the article: http://www.ecfmg.org/news/2012/12/21....pDSyhEuo.dpbs
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You can't really put it like that... read the article again... It just says that the minimum passing requirements will be higher, and if they had applied this to the "group of first time examinees who recently tested under the new examination structure", the passing rate would be 18% lower that the previous passing rate.
your calculation is not correct, if you really wanna go ahead and assume it will drop by exactly 18 percent in the future and it is now 75%, it will be 61.5% from now on.
Just saying...
So, overall, no this is not good for IMGs. But it is not as bad as you pictured it. (Or, at least I hope it is not!)

Here's the article: http://www.ecfmg.org/news/2012/12/21....pDSyhEuo.dpbs
This is good analysis.
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