Improving Residency Selection Requires Close Study and Better Understanding of Stakeholder Needs

  title={Improving Residency Selection Requires Close Study and Better Understanding of Stakeholder Needs},
  author={Peter J. Katsufrakis and Humayun J. Chaudhry},
  journal={Academic Medicine},
The United States Medical Licensing Examination has long been valued by state medical boards as an evidence-based, objective assessment of an individual’s progressive readiness for the unsupervised practice of medicine. As a secondary use, it is also valued by residency program directors in resident selection. In response to Chen and colleagues’ consideration of changing Step 1 scoring to pass/fail, contextual and germane information is offered in this Invited Commentary, including a discussion… 

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