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Justin Couetil

How Will the USMLE Step 1 Pass Fail System Affect Your Step 2 Score?

11 min


A student studying for the USMLE Step 2 in a library in front of medical textbooks.


It used to be that USMLE Step 1 was “the big one”, but with it becoming pass/fail, attention has shifted to Step 2. The first thing my brain went to was: “Step 2 scores will be lower in the coming years”. I say this because Step 1 and Step 2...

USMLE Scoring: How Much Do a Few Points Matter?

9 min


A USMLE testing center.


Studying for USMLE Step 1 and Step 2CK can be stressful, how ambitious should your score goal be? How well should you be scoring on practice exams before taking the real deal? What should my Step 2CK score goal be? Read on to find out!

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