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This post has been updated on July 17, 2011

The CS pass rate for International Medical Graduates has been declining over the years 2007 and 2008 and it little improved or stayed the same in the year 2009.

This is probably because of more stringent criteria and higher thresholds for passing as set by the USMLE official administrators.

Here's a look at the pass rate of first time test takers of US/Canadian students versus IMGs over the past four years.

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Source: http://www.usmle.org/Scores_Transcripts/performance.html

We can see that the pass rate for US/Canadian students have been steady and consistent throughout these fours years but it has significantly dropped down for IMGs.

Share your thoughts about the possible reasons for this decline in IMG performance in this thread.
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I think in 2009 and 2010 we'll see higher percentage of IMGs passing as they are now more aware that CS is serious and is not a joke as it used to be before.
 

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wrong assessment

why do they think that ....
memorizing and vomiting 40 FA cases mechanistically will be reflected on the challenging and spontaneity requiring real clinical scenarios...??
 

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Graph updated

Bar graph data image above in the first post has been update to reflect the latest 2010 data report.

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problems for pakistanis

anybody has any idea regarding CS pass rate for pakistanis who have completed their education in pakkistan? Do they create problems due to the bad status of the country?
 
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