USMLE Percentile Table

Here’s a little table to help you interpret your USMLE scores. The scores reported are hard to decipher, and it sometimes helps to think of your score in terms of percentiles to see how you performed relative to your peers. This table is based on the most recent administration of the test in which the mean was 218 and the standard deviation was 23 for first-time test takers in the US and Canada. A score of 185 is passing. Keep in mind that the SEM for this measure was 6 points, so you should think of your percentile as a range. For example, someone who scored a 210 should add 6 and subtract 6 to look at the percentiles between 204 and 216. This gives us a range of 27th to 45th percentile.

USMLE 3-digit score Percentile
267 98
266 98
265 98
264 98
263 97
262 97
261 97
259 96
258 96
257 96
256 95
255 95
254 94
253 94
251 93
250 92
249 91
248 91
247 90
246 88
244 87
243 87
242 86
241 84
240 82
239 82
238 81
236 79
235 77
234 77
233 75
232 73
231 70
230 70
228 68
227 66
226 63
225 61
224 61
223 58
221 55
220 55
219 53
218 50
217 47
216 45
215 45
213 42
212 39
211 39
210 37
209 34
208 32
207 32
205 30
204 27
203 25
202 25
201 23
200 21
198 19
197 19
196 18
195 16
194 14
193 14
192 13
190 12
189 10
188 10
187 9
186 8
185 7
184 7
182 6
181 5
180 5
179 5
178 4
177 4
175 3
174 3
173 3
172 2
171 2
170 2
169 2
167 1

3 thoughts on “USMLE Percentile Table”

  1. It’s easy to convert your score. Just google “Z-score percentile table”, convert your score to a Z-score, then use the table to find the percentile.

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