[in response to the passing rate of USLME Step1 at AUC]
once you're here, or any of the other med schools, you'll be well familiar with the rumor mill. you'll hear alot. I hear alot, but most of what I hear is somewhere around 77%, with 77% being what I hear most often.
... what does that mean for you? Really not much. If you're really motivated about passing the USMLE, you will pass. Any student at any school can pass or fail, given as much guidance or not. A recent grad from AUC just recently took the USMLE. Although his score is not disclosed, we're all aware he did very well. He said there is NOTHING you will see on the USMLE that you will not have seen at one point in time on this campus. You WILL be exposed to the same material that every medical school in the states have, and you WILL see the same material on the USMLE.... quite frankly though, my concern is I am exposed to material that is NOT on the USMLE far too often... but that's probably for another thread.
So, really, it is up to your own discpline and motivation. Hope that helps.