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Emily Zielinski, MD

Standing Out in Residency Applications With a Pass/Fail USMLE Step 1

17 min


A medical resident standing and smiling in front of her peers.


Although the recent USMLE switch to pass/fail scoring for Step 1 has been regarded as a largely positive change for most students, some of you may be wondering how this change will affect the overall appearance of your residency application. There are several key components to building a stand-out application...

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