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Table B1. Test Scores and Experiences of First-Year Residents, by Specialty

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2019-20 First-Year Residents

The table below displays statistics on COMLEX Level 1, COMLEX Level 2 Cognitive Evaluation (CE), USMLE Step 1, USMLE Step 2 Content Knowledge (CK) scores, research experiences, publications, work experiences, and volunteer experiences for all active first-year residents in 2019-20, by specialty. For example, the average STEP 1 score for 2019-20 first-year residents entering Anesthesiology was 231.9, and the average Step 2 CK score was 242.6. Data are for graduates of MD-granting and DO-granting U.S. and Canadian schools and of graduates of international medical schools. Specialties are excluded if more than 90% of the entering residents in that specialty have prior training. For individuals who took the COMLEX Level 1, COMLEX Level 2-CE, USMLE Step 1, or USMLE Step 2 CK more than once, the most recent score was used in the analysis. Please contact residentreport@aamc.org with any comments or questions.

Selected Finding: The distribution of test scores of entering residents varies widely across specialties. However, there is also substantial variation of scores of entering residents within each specialty.

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ACGME-Accredited Specialties Description of Test or Experience Number Average Standard Deviation 10th Percentile 25th Percentile 50th Percentile 75th Percentile 90th Percentile

1. All PGY1s in Pediatrics and in Obstetrics and Gynecology are included in the table above, including those for whom the position is a preliminary year for another specialty. Preliminary positions were not reported separately because they make up less than 3% of the first-year positions in each of these specialties.

Note: Test score statistics with a total population fewer than 10 have been excluded, including specialties with fewer than 10 residents. More information on USMLE scores can be found at usmle.org/. More information on COMLEX scores can be found at nbome.org/exams-assessments/comlex-usa/.

Source: GME Track® as of GMEdate, YYYY; NBME as of NBMEdate, YYYY; NBOME as of NBOMEdate, YYYY; ERAS as of ERASdate, YYYY.

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