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As more medical schools are shifting towards pass/fail grading system, I feel that the change in USMLE Step 1 will only increase the value and importance of Step 2 and clinical grades. I know that residency programs look into Step 1 scores when deciding for interviews, but with it now being pass/fail, I am not sure how this will affect my timeline for taking the test. Thoughts? Did you feel that grades in step are a critical component?