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23Feb/090

COMLEX II Percentile Table

The three-digit COMLEX score is often difficult to interpret.  This table converts your score to a percentile so you can gauge your performance against that of your peers. This table is based upon the 1995 to present three-digit score with a  mean of 500 and a standard deviation of 83.  Passing score is 400.

20Jun/080

Callbacks

Touro Lecture Hall

It was kind of surreal being back in the classroom again.  I really had a hard time being there at first.  You see, none of the testing or anything we did counts toward a grade.  I felt really unmotivated, but then I remembered how stressed out Western students always are over their shelf exams, and I felt a little better.  

OMM Lab Tables

Of course, we also got to see where all our tuition was going.  300k went into upgrades in the OMM lab.  It's really impressive.  They have HD video with three cameras and about twenty monitors.

OMM Lab

Tonight we got to play a little euchre with Collin and Brian.  I caught them both "in the barn".

Euchre BarnEuchre
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2Aug/070

COMLEX I percentile table

Here's another percentile table - this time for the COMLEX I. They list the mean as 500, the SD as 79, and the SEM as 18-25.

SCORE Percentile
674 99
670 98
666 98
662 98
658 98
654 97
650 97
646 97
642 96
638 96
634 96
630 95
626 95
622 94
619 93
615 93
611 92
607 91
603 90
599 89
595 89
591 88
587 86
583 85
579 84
575 83
571 82
567 80
563 79
559 77
555 76
551 74
547 73
543 71
540 69
536 67
532 66
528 64
524 62
520 60
516 58
512 56
508 54
504 52
500 50
496 48
492 46
488 44
484 42
480 40
476 38
472 36
468 35
464 33
461 31
457 29
453 27
449 26
445 24
441 23
437 21
433 20
429 18
425 17
421 16
417 15
413 14
409 13
405 12
401 11
397 10
393 9
389 8
385 7
382 7
378 6
374 6
370 5
366 5
362 4
358 4
354 3
350 3
346 3
342 2
338 2
334 2
330 2
326 1
23Jul/073

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
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27Jun/075

Hair[cut]

BeforeAfter

It sucks, but I was kind of expecting it. After the first day, I thought I was free and clear because nobody had said anything to me. The second day of rotations, the chief resident pulled me aside and informed me that the program director was not OK with my hair. I think he was a little surprised when I didn't get defensive or put up a fight about it. I cut it the same day. It turns out that it was a "no publicity is bad publicity" type situation, because now everybody knows who I am, and I totally came across as a team player. Hilarious.

The bottom line is - hair grows back, and job opportunities don't.

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30Apr/071

White Coat Ceremony

Here's a little video from my recent white coat ceremony. The ceremony marks my transition from academic education to clinical education. I was able to trim it down from 2 hours of mind-numbing boredom to a 3 minute highlight reel. Enjoy.

 

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7Dec/050

Devin’s Sixth Sense

Some more funny pics...

5Nov/050

My Baby Ate My Homework!

I left Devin on the floor to play while I was studying for exams and...

10Sep/050

Block Exams [Suck]

I've been studying my ass off for exams. Lara is still looking for a job, and Devin is doing something new and exciting every day. I will  try to take some video of him and post it after exams are over...WISH  ME LUCK!

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