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    1st time USMLE pass rate

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    looked at the website today and they actually listed the pass rate on there. for 2008 school is claiming over 90% first time. if true thats pretty good
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    Its true, but these stats are based on people who took their step btwn december and september 2008
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    Quote Originally Posted by BiologyBY View Post
    Its true, but these stats are based on people who took their step btwn december and september 2008
    haha so we brought the rate up is what you're saying?
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    I'm kind of surprised that anyone fails, since they make you pass an NBME and Kaplan comp before you can take it.
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    Great job everyone, especially the faculty and staff in St. Maartin who provided the framework for students to do well.

    Now lets hope AUC does as good a job securing enough clinical spots to accomodate the increased number of students in clinic as they do in advertising the pass rates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slevit1 View Post
    I'm kind of surprised that anyone fails, since they make you pass an NBME and Kaplan comp before you can take it.
    It happens. A lot of students who are borderline know it so they take extra time but sometimes a student misjudges their NBME Form scores and take the step too early, or they do something silly on exam day like mistiming the blocks and failing to answer questions on the last block.

    Passing step 1 can be as much about personal judgement as it is about the schools preparation. AUC tries to minimize errors in judgement by giving the Kaplan Comp but they overall cant eliminate it.
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    Good job on a great pass rate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slevit1 View Post
    I'm kind of surprised that anyone fails, since they make you pass an NBME and Kaplan comp before you can take it.
    the passing scores for the comp and the kaplan sim are set at the lowest possible step 1 passing score, assuming some margin of error. so people do slip through the cracks even though AUC gets you to jump through many hoops before you can sit for the exam
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    Quote Originally Posted by AUCMD2006 View Post
    looked at the website today and they actually listed the pass rate on there. for 2008 school is claiming over 90% first time. if true thats pretty good
    The truth is that the school wants you to pass.

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    the chief academic officer came down to SXM a few weeks ago.....he told us the 1st time pass rate was 93% for 2008.

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