hi doctors
about USMLE scores , I understand that the 2 digit score is the percentile , but is the 3 digit equals to the number of the right answers? what i mean if you score 240 that mean you got 240 questions right?????
thanks
[QUOTE=coralis;1124768]and this pretty much is a consensus among EVERYONE knowledgeable on VMD[/QUOTE
if that is the case , you are right , 217 is 50 but that is not how it goes with usmle , 185 is 75 , 220 is 90 240 is 99
where they got these numbers from?
by using your 3-digit score, Mean and Standard Deviation and special statistical table, you can calculate your percentile, and by using your 2-digit score, you can calculate appr. percent of correctly answered questions. for more information, see USMLE® : General Information
MS I/II [x]
Step 1 [x]
MS III/IV [x]/[]
Step 2 CS/CK - [x] / [x]
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http://coralismd.livejournal.com/
[quote=gsiofy;1124770]the numbers are examples and they change with each test iteration because it is dependent on the performance of that iteration. Ex: it's possible for someone to score a 220 and have a 2-digit score of 93 in July and you can score a 220 and have a 2-digit score of 90 in August. This would suggest ppl did better during your iteration.
MS I/II [x]
Step 1 [x]
MS III/IV [x]/[]
Step 2 CS/CK - [x] / [x]
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
http://coralismd.livejournal.com/
got it , good , it is a bit clearer now ,
here what i got from searching
The USMLE phased out the use of a percentile based system in 1999. A score report is given as a three-digit and two-digit score. The 3-digit score is calculated using statistical procedures that ensure that scores from different years are on a common scale and have the same meaning. The 2-digit score is derived from the 3-digit score; it is not a percentile. It is used in score reporting to meet requirements of some medical licensing authorities that the passing score be reported as 75