In honor of JCU...have at it!
From the USMLE website:
Additional changes to USMLE procedures for reporting scores
Posted: October 03, 2011
As was reported previously, the USMLE program has begun the process of eliminating the reporting of results on the 2-digit score scale to parties other than the examinee and any state licensing authority to which the examinee sends results.
Because USMLE will continue to report the 2-digit score to examinees and to state licensing authorities, the program will be making changes in scoring procedures to minimize the impact of future shifts in the relationship between 2-digit and 3-digit scores that result from USMLE’s periodic review of standards. The new scoring procedures will be implemented with the reporting of results for examinees who take a Step 1, Step 2 CK, or Step 3 examination on or after October 1, 2011.
The change in scoring procedures will introduce a more stable relationship between score scales in the future. Those receiving 2-digit score results under the new system will note that, in most instances, the 2-digit score associated with a specific 3-digit score will be substantially lower than it was prior to this change.
The change in scoring procedures described above does not correct the challenges associated with using the 2-digit score scale for decisions other than those that use a score of 75 or higher to identify examinees who have passed the examination. It is highly recommended that the 3-digit score scale be used for comparisons among examinees, especially for examinees who have tested at different points in time.
United States Medical Licensing Examination | Scores & Transcripts | Score Conversions
Until the USMLE web site updates the correlation, I refuse to believe that someone who scored or currently scores a 240 = two digit 80 equivalent. If that's the case, a two digit score shouldn't even be implemented. That's ridiculous.
Its what has been seen in scoring since about october. I will let you know next month as I have CK in 2 wks.
That's just silliness. They should do away with the 2 digit score outright now.
^ Yea, states should really follow suit and transition to whatever the 3 digit passing score is but I'm sure there'd be too much bureaucracy to change that.
Anyone matched in previous years care to shed some light on how many interviews is a decent #? Obviously the more the merrier, but I'm a little sick of SDNers telling me that I need 20 IVs to match. Also, other than sending a thank you card after the IV, anything else that I can do to make myself stand out? I don't want to be that annoying kid that keeps annoying the coordinators post IV, but I want to continue to show interest. Thoughts? Thanks.
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