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USMLE: RUSM’s First-Time Pass Rate on Step 1 Higher Than US, DO Schools

June 15, 2015

RUSM students earn 97% first-time pass rate on USMLE

For the fourth year in a row, Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) students collectively achieved a first-time pass rate on Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE) that is on par with US students who took the exam. RUSM students’ Step 1 first-time pass rate for calendar year 2014 is 97%, topping the rate of US/Canadian schools (96%) and osteopathic schools (93%). Click the chart on the right to zoom in and explore our Step 1 outcomes over the last five years.

What’s Step 1 of the USMLE?

USMLE Step 1 is designed to test the knowledge acquired during the basic science years of medical school. Performance on this exam is an important indicator of a student's competitiveness for residency positions. Graduates of international medical schools must take and pass the USMLE if they want to practice in the United States. RUSM students' success on USMLE Step 1 attests to the university's strong curriculum, dedicated faculty and leadership, and academic support for students.

RUSM Students Perform Well Despite Changes to Test Scoring

It’s notable that for 2014, the USMLE’s administrators raised the minimum passing score for this test. We’re very proud that, despite this change to the test, our students continued to perform very well on this critical licensure exam.

Congratulations to all of our students who successfully completed Step 1, and we wish you well as you gear up for clinical rotations in the United States.

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