Stonewalled: A brief update on InCUS, the NBME, and financial COI

Last month, the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) co-sponsored the Invitational Conference on USMLE Scoring (InCUS) to determine the future of Step 1 scoring. Should results be reported as a three-digit score, or pass/fail? However, as I’ve discussed before, “Step 1 Mania” fuels a number of highly profitable sideline businesses for the NBME – […]

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What’s on USMLE Step 1?

Recently, I was on The Accad and Koka Report to share my opinions on USMLE Step 1 scoring policy. (If you’re interested, you can listen to the episode on the show website or iTunes.) Most of the topics we discussed were ones I’ve already dissected on this site. But there was an interesting moment in […]

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InCUS Wrap

Chirp chirp. Did you hear that? It’s the sound of crickets chirping. Other than the vapid and generic official statement, that’s about the only sound that came out of the USMLE’s Invited Conference on USMLE Scoring (InCUS), held earlier this week in Philadelphia. For a conference addressing an issue that will affect all of us […]

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