USMLE Step 1 is a super high stakes test after the first two years of medical school.
Students are literally driven to suicide and mental illness over this one high stakes test that was never designed to do that and you are responding with Netflix jokes?
Because I am not laughing.
"Does Step 1 performance predict residency success? To our knowledge, no study has been done to answer this question."
As Katsufrakis & Chaudhry note, “we know that assessment drives learning.”
Our patients don’t need human computers. They need humans. Humans who have not been locked in a room memorizing useless facts for years so they can ace tests.
Humans who are strong enough to say “I don’t know” and “I need help.”
Humans with empathy.
Humans who can lead the diverse interprofessional teams and complex health care systems we’ve created.
Who is in charge here and what are their motives?
You are more than a test.
Please keep speaking up about the realities of how bad it is.
Please help us fix it.