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Welcome to our USMLE Step 2 CK Score Estimator Tool!

In preparing for the USMLE Step 1 exam, it seemed that the most frustrating aspect was a lack of any sort of feedback about how the preparation was proceeding.  A group of us were studying day and night, but realized that we really had no idea how we would do on Step 1 or if we would even pass!  Compounding matters was the fact that Step 1 may only be taken once (unless you fail).  In spite of all this, we fortunately ended up doing fairly well on Step 1.  However, several of our close friends failed Step 1 or were very surprised at their low score.  It wasn't because they were not smart, in fact many of them were in the top quarter of our medical school class (a top 20 US medical school).  The single biggest reason cited for their poor performance was a lack of feedback on the effectiveness of their preparation.

With that in mind, a group of us (including a couple prior engineers and computer science majors) decided to get together and create this website.  The website originally included only the Step 1 Estimator tool.  However, given the popularity of the Step 1 Estimator and specific requests, we decided to add a Step 2 CK Estimator tool to help future medical students gauge how they are doing during their Step 2 CK preparation. 

This tool provides an estimated USMLE Step 2 CK score based on several commonly used test preparation measures.  The estimated score is based on mathematical regression models derived from data gleaned from all available resources, including academic journal publications, other websites, USMLE forums, and (most importantly) anonymous score submissions.  The strongest influence on the regression models are the anonymous score submissions.  Their accuracy is dependent upon the number of students that submit scores anonymously to this website and the integrity of the medical students that submit scores anonymously.

Reminder

The mathematical regression models used in the Step 2 CK Score Estimator are dynamic and will adapt to changing Step 2 CK test conditions and varying preparation question material through the anonymous Step 2 CK score submissions.  More weight is given mathematically to more recent anonymous score submissions resulting in continually improving Step 2 CK score estimates.  For the most accurate feedback about your Step 2 CK preparation, bookmark this page and check your estimated scores shortly after testing and on a regular basis thereafter.

USMLE Step 2 CK Score Estimator

Enter your scores for each of the respective preparation tests and press "submit" to receive an estimated USMLE score.  You are not required to enter values for all of the tests.  It is fine to only enter the scores that you currently have. 

Kaplan QBank

Note:  For the best USMLE Step 2 CK score comparison, the Kaplan QBank score entered should be an average of the last 6 blocks of 46 questions taken the first time through QBank (no question repeats).  You do not need to finish all of QBank to receive an estimate; just enter an average of the 300 QBank questions that you have most recently taken (again, no question repeats).  The test conditions should be timed and should be taken in blocks of 50 questions.  Enter the percentage.  For example, 65% correct on the last 300 questions should be entered as 65.  Please note that Kaplan QBank is not the same as the Kaplan diagnostic exam.

 

USMLE World

Note:  For the best USMLE Step 2 CK score comparison, the USMLE World score entered should be an average of the last 6 blocks of 46 questions taken the first time through (no question repeats).  The test conditions should be timed and should be taken in blocks of 50 questions.  Enter the percentage.  For example, 65% correct on the last 300 questions should be entered as 65.

 

Free USMLE Step 2 Practice Test

Note:  This test is obtained free from the USMLE official website.  For the best comparison, the test conditions should be timed at normal exam pace (60 minutes for 46 questions).  Enter the average percent correct for all the questions on the test.  For example, 65% correct should be entered as 65.  See our links page for a link to this test.

 

Paid NBME CCSSA Self-Assessment Test

Note:  This test is obtained from the NBME official website and costs $45.  The score that should be entered is the 3 digit score, for example a score of 500 should be entered as 500.  Please note that most people have found that an "average" score of 500 on the NBME exam is not really "average".  Enter your score to see how it stacks up against the NBME scores of past medical students.  See our links page for a link to this test.

 

Kaplan Simulated Exam

Note:  Enter the percent correct on the Kaplan Simulated exam.  A score of 65% should be entered as 65.

 

Anonymous Step 2 CK Score Submission

The accuracy and usefulness of the information provided on this website is completely dependent upon the participation, generosity and integrity of its users.  We feel that there exists no better group of people displaying all of those honorable traits than current medical students.  If this website has helped you in any way or if you would like to help future medical students preparing for step 2 CK, please submit your scores.  The submissions are completely anonymous and your submission will result in an instantaneous improvement of the mathematical regression models driving the score estimations on this website.  Please only enter your scores once. 

The medical students of the future thank you!

Notes:

bulletWe are especially in need of people who performed below average.  This website is anonymous and no one will ever know your score.  If you performed below average, please help future medical students prepare for step 2 CK by submitting your scores.
bulletIf you have not taken step 2 CK yet, but want to improve the accuracy of the mathematical models used in this estimator, please email the link to this page to the 3rd and 4th year students at your medical school and bug them to submit their scores!

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