At its November 2017 meeting, the USMLE Management Committee conducted a review of the Step 1 examination minimum passing score. During the meeting, the Committee considered information from multiple sources, including:
- Recommendations from independent groups of physicians who participated in content-based standard-setting activities in 2017;
- Results of surveys of various groups (e.g., state licensing representatives, medical school faculty, examinees) concerning the appropriateness of current passing requirements for the Step 1 examination;
- Data on trends in examinee performance;
- Data on the precision of pass/fail classifications.
As a result of its review, the USMLE Management Committee decided to raise the recommended Step 1 minimum passing score from 192 to 194.
This change will affect examinees who take a Step 1 examination that begins on or after January 1, 2018.
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