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USMLE Scores and Specialty Selection

USMLE Scores and Specialty Selection

[OSU COM students with successful matches – 4 year history, 2004-2007]

*Score used from first attempt at exam.  Passing at 182 for these years for both exams.

 

Specialty (alphabetical)

Step 1

Step 2 CK

Mean

Range*

Mean

Range*

Anesthesiology

219

177-264

223

171-264

Dermatology

231

202-264

236

197-262

Emergency Medicine

215

174-253

227

186-257

Family Medicine

208

146-246

220

173-260

General Surgery

225

185-264

235

196-266

Internal Medicine

219

176-268

229

135-277

Medicine-Pediatrics

226

194-267

240

199-273

Neurology

212

173-259

220

157-268

Neurological Surgery

230

201-255

231

214-257

Obstetrics & Gynecology

221

187-254

225

187-250

Ophthalmology

230

184-260

234

185-270

Orthopaedics

235

200-266

238

199-280

Otolaryngology

238

195-265

235

194-260

Pathology

219

189-270

226

193-268

Pediatrics

213

171-257

227

175-267

Plastic Surgery

240

229-251

240

217-263

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

221

162-255

215

183-241

Psychiatry

208

175-240

213

172-252

Radiation Oncology

223

193-243

235

191-255

Radiology

239

196-272

242

189-267

Urological Surgery

228

213-239

226

201-254

Specialty (by USMLE stringency)

Step 1

Step 2 CK

Mean

Range*

Mean

Range*

Psychiatry

208

175-240

213

172-252

Family Medicine

208

146-246

220

173-260

Neurology

212

173-259

220

157-268

Pediatrics

213

171-257

227

175-267

Emergency Medicine