Academic Medicine: Volume 97 - Issue 8 - Pages 1219-1225
Since 2012, the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) has maintained a policy of ≤ 6 attempts on any examination component. The purpose of this study was to empirically examine the appropriateness of existing USMLE retake policy.
Academic Medicine: June 2022
This study examines the associations between Step 3 scores and subsequent receipt of disciplinary action taken by state medical boards for problematic behavior in practice. It analyzes Step 3 total, Step 3 computer-based case simulation (CCS), and Step 3multiple-choice question (MCQ) scores.
Journal of Graduate Medical Education: Volume 14, Issue 3, Pages 353-354
Letter to the editor.
Academic Medicine: Volume 97 - Issue 5 - Pages 718-722
The purpose of this 2019–2020 study was to statistically identify and qualitatively review USMLE Step 1 exam questions (items) using differential item functioning (DIF) methodology.
Academic Medicine: Volume 97 - Issue 4 - Pages 476-477
Response to to emphasize that although findings support a relationship between multiple USMLE attempts and increased likelihood of receiving disciplinary actions, the findings in isolation are not sufficient for proposing new policy on how many attempts should be allowed.
Academic Medicine: Volume 97 - Issue 4 - Pages 467-477
Letter to the editor; response to D'Eon and Kleinheksel.