Robert Cain - American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
"Reporting a Pass/Fail Outcome for USMLE Step 1: The Challenges Faced by International Medical Graduates"
On February 12, 2020, after extensive stakeholder discussion, the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) announced that the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 will transition to pass/fail. For program directors, the scores from this examination have been one of the most important factors in deciding which residency candidates to interview. The lack of scores will force changes to the residency selection process, some of which could have both positive and negative consequences for International Medical Graduates (IMGs). In this session, I will discuss some of the relevant issues associated with the transition to Step 1 pass/fail and how they are likely to impact IMGs. I will also provide insights on how this change could help motivate the medical community to develop a more efficient and effective pathway for medical school graduates to transition to postgraduate training.
"USLME Transitions, An Osteopathic Perspective"
Dr. Cain will review the Osteopathic medical community reactions to USLME moving to Pass/Fail and the challenges of a dual licensing system.