Article about the United States Medical Licensing Exam.
The number 210. It’s meaningless to most individuals. Is it an area code for a phone number (for San Antonio, to be exact)? A number on the side of a house? But if you are a medical student or physician, even decades out from your medical training, you know exactly what that number means. It is a score on the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) Step 1 examination. A score that is below average. A score that destines young doctors-to-be to a life of ennui in a job they do not enjoy, because they could not match into the competitive specialty of their dreams. If they are able to match into post-graduate medical training at all......