USMLE Step 3 – Passing Score

Minimum passing score on USMLE Exams:

There are two scales on which USMLE results are reported, a three-digit scale and a two-digit scale. On the three-digit scale, the current minimum passing scores are as follows:

Examination Minimum Passing Score
Step 1 188
Step 2 CK 189
Step 3 190 (starting November 2011)

On the two-digit scale, the minimum passing score is always a 75.

Performance data on USMLE Step 3 ( Taken from www.usmle.org )

 2007-2008 STEP 3 ADMINISTRATIONS
Number Tested and Percent Passing
2007
2008*
#Tested %Passing #Tested %Passing
Examinees from US/Canadian Schools that Grant
MD Degree 17,570 95% 18,241 94%
1st Takers 16,633 96% 17,245 95%
Repeaters** 937 72% 996 67%
DO Degree 21 86% 21 90%
1st Takers 20 85% 19 95%
Repeaters** 1 2
Total US/Canadian 17,591 95% 18,262 94%
Examinees from Non-US/Canadian Schools
1st Takers 9,384 79% 9,376 78%
Repeaters** 3,537 60% 3,293 54%
Total non-US/Canadian 12,921 73% 12,669 71%
* Represents data for examinees tested in 2008 and reported through February 4, 2009.
** ‘Repeaters’ represents examinations given, not number of different examinees.
† Performance data not reported for categories containing fewer than 5 examinees

( Above table is directly taken from real statistics posted on www.usmle.org )

3 Responses

  1. Can you tell me the next session for archer? I am taking the test in the beginning of october

  2. what are the total marks for step1,step2&step3?

    • They will not tell us total no of q made correct in test and what is meaning of asterix in left side of result page, if there is no negative marking then how is it going towards poor performance.
      neel

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