Board Exam National Pass Rates Versus Board Vitals Pass Rates

We regularly receive requests to compare performance on our question banks to performance on the actual exams. On the actual exams, the percent correct needed to pass varies from year to year.

However, we can tell you the average correct percentage on our question banks, our pass rates, and the national pass rate from each exam. Students that score near the average percent correct on our question banks consistently pass. Each question in our question banks has a percent correct as well, so that you can compare on a per question basis.

 

Board Exam Pass Rate Benchmarks

 

Psychiatry Exam Pass Percentiles

Board Vitals Psychiatry Board Review Pass Rate: 96.0%
National Average: 75%
Average Correct Percent In our Qbank: 72%

Family Medicine Exam Pass Percentiles

Board Vitals Family Medicine Board Review Pass Rate: 88%
National Average: 75%
Average Correct Percent In Our Qbank: 67%

Pathology Exam Pass Percentiles

Board Vitals Pathology Board Review Pass and Partial Pass Rate: 74.2%
National Average: 68%
Average Correct Percent In Our Qbank: 63%

ENT Exam Pass Percentiles

Board Vitals ENT Board Review Pass Rate: 100%
National Average: 94%
Average Correct Percent In Our Qbank: 71%

Neurology Exam Pass Percentiles

Board Vitals Neurology Board Review Pass Rate: 95%
National Average: 89%
Average Correct Percent In Our Qbank: 68%

OBGYN Exam Pass Percentiles

Board Vitals OBGYN Board Review Pass Rate: 100%
National Average: 74%
Average Correct Percent In Our Qbank: 68%

Pediatric Exam Pass Percentiles

Board Vitals Pediatric Board Review Pass Rate: 86%
National Average: 78%
Average Correct Percent In Our Qbank: 77%

Radiology Exam Pass Percentiles

Board Vitals Radiology Board Review Pass Rate: 95.5%
National Average: 92%
Average Correct Percent In Our Qbank: 74%

Note that the other specialties did not a have a statistically significant sample size, but the average across all of the remaining question banks was 64.5%.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Note: Our pass rates are based on a survey conducted by an independent third party. National pass rates are based on information published on boardpassrates.com. Our correct percentage varies from time to time, and so do the national pass rates. These are APPROXIMATIONS and a percent correct on our system does not guarantee a passing score on the exam.

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