The findings of this study publiched in Academic Medicine highlight an academic support mechanism that may help bridge the gap between holistic and mission-based admissions practices and a residency match process that places a premium on USMLE exam scores. Distributed formative use of USMLE Step 1 practice questions may be of value as an academic support tool that benefits all students, but particularly those entering with lower MCAT scores.
KeywordsDiversity, Residency Match, Holistic Review, Enrollment, Academic Support, USMLE Score, MCAT Score
James H. Baños PhD, University of Alabama School of Medicine
Mark E. Pepin MS, University of Alabama School of Medicine
Nicholas Van Wagoner MD, PhD
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