UC Davis medical students shine in national testing
In their first big test toward becoming physicians, second-year medical students at UC Davis outpaced students from other schools in the United States and Canada in their initial medical licensing examination. In results released earlier this month, UC Davis School of Medicine students scored above the national average in all sections of the Step 1 U.S. Medical Licensing Examination, which more than 19,000 students took last year.
Throughout medical school training, students are tested in three phases, or steps. Students must pass each step to become licensed physicians. Ninety-nine percent of the UC Davis students taking this initial exam received a passing score. Among all medical students taking the test, 93 percent passed.