First Aid 2023 Content Rollover

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USMLE-Rx Update

It’s always big news when the latest edition of First Aid for the USMLE® Step 1 comes out. Students want the latest and greatest study tips, and many need them as the landscape of medical school continues to change. As we do each year, we’ve refreshed the USMLE-Rx platform to reflect the 2023 edition of First Aid, with content from 2023 now available on the platform.

What this Means for You

The Bricks, Qmax questions, and other resources you link to or reference will always connect to the version of First Aid® selected by the user. If your students want to change their First Aid year in USMLE-Rx, encourage them to consult our support article.

Fewer Students Pass Step 1

Recent data published by the USMLE shows that the passing rate in 2022 dropped significantly compared to 2021.

  • In 2021, 88% of test-takers passed Step 1; in 2022, only 82% passed
  • Even for allopathic students, the passing rate dropped from 95% in 2021 to 91% in 2022
  • Overall, more than 9,500 students failed Step 1; in 2021, less than 6,000 failed

It is more important than ever for students to ensure they’re well-prepared for this essential, major milestone. A proper study plan, engaging instruction, and tools that support your teaching all go a long way toward helping students pass and excel in medical school.

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