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How do MCAT scores correlate with USMLE Step?

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7 years 9 months ago #83878 by chicguy
Can anyone comment on how MCAT scores correlate with USMLE Step (1 + 2) Scores?

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7 years 9 months ago #83881 by Doc201X
Personally I don't think they do. A pathologist I know scored a 20 on the MCAT and in the 90% range on all three of her steps. She is also a DO.

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7 years 9 months ago #83885 by nbp
I don't have the source but I actually disagree with Path - I have heard multiple times from the medical education department as well as others that MCAT scores DO correlate with step scores. Which doesn't mean if you do well on the MCAT you are guaranteed a great step score, or vice versa, just that people who tend to test well (or poorly) on the MCAT do similarly on average on the steps. Would have to do some searching to find a source...

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7 years 8 months ago - 7 years 8 months ago #83887 by Doc201X
nbp, I've heard med school adcoms say they do since 1984, I simply know too many "outliers" to believe it anymore, and that includes enrollment in courses WITH medical students.

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7 years 8 months ago #83888 by Administrator
I always heard the MCAT score is the single best predictor of USMLE step 1 score.

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7 years 8 months ago #83889 by southernmd
I had a pretty average MCAT (29), but I did above average on Step 1. Maybe I just learned that material better. I do feel I was a bit scattered with MCAT material. Here's hoping the trend continues.

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