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Yes, the famous Clinical Review USMLE Score Calculator has gone missing. Searching their site brings up either blank pages with spots where USMLE calculators should be, or 404 NOT FOUND pages.
But we still have it.
Check out our initial review of the Clinical Review USMLE Score Calculator for the compact version, with a link to the full-screen version as well. In the meantime, we’ll try to contact someone there to find out what’s happening. If you should have any information, please post it using the Impressions (comments) link below. Happy studies!
Update: Someone pointed out that only the main clinical review calculator page is down, but that a small version can still be found on another page on their site.
Part of going through the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 exam is gathering a ton of information just related to the exam itself, outside of medical knowledge. There are countless documents on the internet that overview the timeline and test taking strategy. Some are reasonable, and some require 2 hours of sleep per night and IV fluids to get through the study plan.
Regardless of how you go about studying, being able to gauge your progress is generally an asset. For this purpose, I recommend the Clinical Review USMLE Step 1 Score Calculator, as it is one of the best Step 1 Calculator out there, but it should be taken with a grain of salt. No USMLE boards calculator is going to be able to predict your end score with pinpoint precision (or is it accuracy?). However, this is a rather comprehensive resource that can be used with a number of question banks to roughly track progress as you go through the studying process. Specifically, it uses NBME CBSSA raw scores, USMLE World 3 digit scores, USMLE World QBank Percent, Kaplan Qbank Percent, and Clinical Review Qbank Percent to generate an approximate USMLE Step 1 3-digit score with standard deviation, USMLE Step 1 2-digit score, and USMLE Step 1 percentile. Be sure to complete at least one if not several timed max-question qbank sessions for this to be meaningful. Pulling a step 1 score from an 80% on 10 USMLE World qbank questions may make you feel like a rock star, but it’s not incredibly accurate (precise?).
A small version of their calculator is below, but you can head to their site directly if you want to see it larger. To be clear though, this is not an endorsement for their other studying classes or materials, which seems to be generally unknown/unused by most medical students.