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    COMP SHELF Exam Passsing Score of 72

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    I just received an e-mail from AUA that starting June 1st, 2013 the COMP Shelf Passing is 72%. Did the current 5th semester students receive such an e-mail?

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    What was the passing score before?
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    WOW! The passing score was 67. As someone who successfully got off the rock and and is studying for Step1 now let me apply my biostats:

    If the school's goal is to snag a LOT more students and prevent them from sitting for Step1 after grabbing their money for 2 years, then by raising the score to 72 the test got a WHOLE LOT more Sensitive!
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    Yeah that's messed up. The classes should be the determining factor whether you qualify to sit for the step or not...not some stupid test (which isn't even all that similar to the actual Step 1). I failed the comp twice and then passed all the steps with flying colors. People shouldn't be passing all their basic science courses and then getting held back from progressing toward their MD by this test. This sounds like a policy decision that was made by a person who has never sat for these tests. AUA should drop this policy straight up.
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    Honestly, I don't think people realize how hard it is to pass the comp immediately. I was a good student on the island, TA'd a few classes, and I only passed on my second try.

    Pretty much everyone I knew passed using ahem, how do I say this,only after watching the great 1980's Schwarzenneger flick "Total RECALL"....they didn't watch the correct version of the film on the first attempt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lancelot View Post
    If the school's goal is to snag a LOT more students and prevent them from sitting for Step1 after grabbing their money for 2 years, then by raising the score to 72 the test got a WHOLE LOT more Sensitive!
    You guys sound surprised. AUA has been doing this for years - i.e. utterly disregarding any current student handbook rules that students were subjected to, to implement new ones for everyone, regardless of when they started. AUA couldn't be more happy for you to get to 5th and fail out.

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    Yea we received these emails, im about to start my 5th here soon. Been here since med 1 and never failed a class of shelf but as of now we dont even know if the shelf is from NBME or Kaplan since NBME has disqualified AUA for the time because of rampant complaints of cheating.

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    Yea no wonder NBME has suspended AUA as a testing center and the schools kept us the current MED 4s in limbo if we get the NBME shelf or Kaplan comp 3 weeks from now.

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    I just don't know how many AUA students can pass the COMP Shelf Exam with a score of 72? That means if 90% of the class fails COMP will be kicked out school? And where to go from here?

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    72

    With the current class sizes you think
    Last edited by ufarooq; 11-08-2014 at 12:12 AM.

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