Performance on USMLE Step 1

AUC students’ pass rates right on par with US and Canadian students

USMLE Step 1

The United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE) Step 1—known in medical school parlance as the boards—is the first of a multi-part exam that you’ll need to take before you can practice medicine in the United States. Covering topics like anatomy, physiology, and the behavioral sciences, this test assesses how well a medical school student understands the basic sciences as they relate to the practice of medicine.

AUC’s 2015 USMLE Step 1 Performance

In 2015, 356 out of 383 students from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) passed Step 1 on the first attempt. This totals out to a first-time pass rate of 93%--contending with US and Canadian schools' rate of 96%.

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An Academic Community Focused on Each Medical Student’s Success

At AUC, we pride ourselves on fostering a supportive academic community where students collaborate with faculty—and each other—as they pursue their MDs. “This helps our students succeed,” says Heidi Chumley, MD, Executive Dean and Chief Academic Officer of AUC. “I attribute our students’ high performance on Step 1 to our excellent faculty, our US-modeled medical school curriculum, and—perhaps most of all—our students’ dedication.”

 AUC offers a multitude of resources to help students prepare for the USMLE. Check them out here.