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Houston, Texas

Class of 2011 White Coat Ceremony
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Success Indicators

National Board Exam Performance

The United States Medical Licensing Exam is the national test all medical students must pass in order to earn their medical degree. The first part of the exam (called Step 1) is taken after students complete their second year of medical school. The Step 1 exam assesses if the student understands and can apply important concepts of the sciences basic to the practice of medicine. Students are allowed to take the exam more than once in order to receive a passing score.

That option was not needed by any of BCM's most recent students because 100% of them passed the first time they took the exam.

Not only did they pass, they passed with flying colors! While the national average score was 222, BCM students scored 239.

United States Medical Licensing Exam Step 1
Percent of BCM students who pass the first time they take the exam (most recent class) 100%
Average score of BCM students (most recent class) 239
National average score 222

Residency Match Performance

After medical school, graduates continue their training through a residency program in the specialty of their choice. Graduates are placed into their residency programs through a national matching system that pairs the students' choices of programs with the programs' choices of students.

BCM graduates have a proven track record of doing very well in the match, meaning a very high percentage of our students get accepted into one of their top three choices of residency programs, many of them get their first choice.

An even more impressive fact is how well our students match in residency programs that are considered highly competitive.