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Table B2: USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK Scores of First-Year Residents, by Specialty

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2017-18 First-Year Residents

The table below displays statistics on USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 Content Knowledge (CK) scores for first-year residents in 2017-18. For example, while 9.4% of first-year anesthesiology residents had Step 2 CK scores above 259, only 2.0% had both Step 1 and Step 2 CK scores above 259. Tables are available for ACGME-accredited pipeline specialties (i.e., specialties that lead to initial board certification). Data include graduates of MD-granting and DO-granting U.S. and Canadian medical schools as well as graduates of international medical schools. For individuals who took the 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 USMLE scores varies widely across specialties.


Step 2 CK Total
Step 1 Total Below 190 190-199 200-209 210-219 220-229 230-239 240-249 250-259 Above 259 All
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Source: GME TrackĀ® as of Aug. 27, 2018, and NBME as of Oct. 25, 2018.

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