University of California 2011 Accountability Report

Indicator 5.5.3
United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) pass rates, UC medical schools, 2000-01 to 2009-10

Data visualization. please download the source data for accessible information.

The proportion of UC medical students that pass the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) examination is higher than the national average.

Sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards and the National Board of Medical Examiners, the United States Medical Licensing Examination is the examination for medical licensure in the United States.

Step 1 assesses whether a student understands and can apply important concepts of the sciences to the practice of medicine, with special emphasis on principles and mechanisms underlying health, disease and modes of therapy.

Step 2 assesses whether a student can apply medical knowledge, skills and understanding of clinical science, including emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. Step 2 has two components: Clinical Knowledge (CK) and Clinical Skills (CS).

You may view or download a table of the raw data used to generate these charts in CSV files, which can be opened in spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice.