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    95% USMLE step 1 first time pass rate with 1/3 students scoring 99

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    I just read this on Benji Ho's blog and I gotta say--damn! well done. I can't believe that SGU or Ross can match those numbers. I'm excited to get started come January
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    loooooooool yea right 1/3 making 99%

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    I just read his blog for the hell of it. And in not one place did I see "1/3 of students got a 99".

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    Congrats on 95% but doesn't know where to place a lancet (lots of nerve endings on the finger pads).
    Benji Ho Awarded for Creative Communication AUC NEWS

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    It's on the front page... right side where he keeps his tweets under "status updates". It's the newest one. He's my only source and I feel he is a pretty reliable one at that, so I'm going with it.

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    aaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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    I think the 95% 1st time pass rate seems reasonable... but 1/3 people getting a 99 seems awfully high. There's a big difference between 240/99 and 260/99 (ie. it's not a percentile).

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    I know...but both of those scores are outstanding regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocSAMMD View Post
    loooooooool yea right 1/3 making 99%
    As george mentioned above it's not a percentage, simply a two-digit score.

    And it's much less telling than the 3-digit score, so I tend to not pay attention to it at all.

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    Exactly, 99 doesn't (I repeat DOES NOT) mean in the 99th percentile. It's the highest two digit score possible. you can get a 99/240 or even a 99/262, but these are both really good scores. I guess this confusion would explain the somewhat hostile incredulity of some posters.

    Either way, this is very exciting for AUC if it's indeed true. Hopefully if Benji sees this thread, he will post later about his sources.
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