USMLE Step-1 is Going to Pass/Fail, Now What Do We Do?

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  • The Winter 2021 Webinar Audio Series (WAS) of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE), titled, “USMLE Step-1 is Going to Pass/Fail, Now what do we do?” was broadcast live to audiences at academic institutions worldwide in five weekly webinars from January 7, 2021, to February 4, 2021. Recognized experts from various stakeholder groups discussed the impact of the decision to score the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 exam Pass/Fail (P/F). The speakers identified challenges to their respective programs and explored creative ways to address potential consequences. Sessions included the perspectives of allopathic and osteopathic residency program directors, basic science faculty, undergraduate medical education curriculum designers, clinical educators, and programs for international medical students matriculating to the United States. On February 25, 2021, a bonus session provided cutting-edge updates from a co-chair of the Coalition for Physician Accountability Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) to Graduate Medical Education (GME) Review Committee (UGRC).
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  • Belovich AN; Bahner I; Bonaminio G; Brenneman A; Brooks WS; Chinn C; El-Sawi N; Haight M; Haudek SB; Ikonne U
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  • 1551
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  • 1556
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  • 31
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  • 4