Des Moines University

IAMSE Winter 2021 Series: Step 1 Going Pass-Fail: Are We Just Kicking the Can Down the Road?

Thursday, January 28 at 11:00am to 12:00pm


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IAMSE Winter 2021 Series:

USMLE STEP-1 is Going to Pass/Fail: Now What Do We Do?

Session 4 Title:

Step 1 Going Pass-Fail: Are We Just Kicking the Can Down the Road?

Session Description:

The announcement by the National Board of Medical Examiners in February 2020 that USMLE Step 1 is going to a pass/fail scoring system in 2021 was both applauded and condemned by medical educators and students.  The president and immediate past-president of the Alliance of Clinical Education, the organization of medical school clerkship director organizations from Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Ob/Gyn, Neurology, Psychiatry, Surgery and Emergency Medicine will discuss the impact of USMLE Step 1 not having a numerical score, including the concern that with USMLE Step 2 CK remaining scored, are we just shifting the concerns to a different time in the life of a medical student.


Brenda Roman, MD

Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University

Bruce Z. Morgenstern

Roseman University Health Sciences College of Medicine

There will be 5 sessions in this IAMSE Winter 2021 Series, which runs January 7 through February 4.

Event Type

Training and Workshops

Target Audience

Faculty & Staff


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