Monday, November 17, 2014

Positive impact of a master of science in applied anatomy program on USMLE Step 1 performance

In this retrospective study of medical student data from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, we examined the impact of the Master of Science in Applied Anatomy (MS) program on medical student performance on the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 1 and Step 2. From 2002 to 2010, 1,142 students matriculated as either students in the medical curriculum (MD group; 1,087 students) or MD students who also participated in the MS program (MD/MS group; 55 students). In addition, students were grouped as in either the Western Reserve Curriculum (2002–2005; WR1) or the Western Reserve 2 Curriculum (2006–2010; WR2). Data were analyzed using SPSS statistical package. The mean Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) score of all students increased signific... Read More