About the Author

Madeleine Alder, MD

Graduating from Washington University in Saint Louis with a BA in American Studies in 2014, Madeline Adler was the president and training leader for two undergraduate tutoring programs– one that taught English as a second language and one that prepared adults for the GED exam. Going on to recieve her MD from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 2019, Madeline is currently an Internal Medicine resident at Vanderbilt University.

How to Score 260 on USMLE Step 1

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Medical student studying at home for the USMLE Step 1 in front of a laptop and medical textbooks.


The passing score for USMLE step 1 is 194. However, the average step score for an allopathic medical student in 2018 who matched into their preferred specialty was 232.8. A good step score is

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