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III. DESCRIPTION OF EXAMINATIONS





                    ComLeX-Usa: PUrPose, TesT FormaT and TesT LengThs




             LEVEL AND PURPOSE                                  FORMAT                             LENGTH

             LEVEL 3 assesses the competent application of knowledge  • A total of 370–380 test questions  One-day test
             of clinical concepts and principles involved in all steps of  divided into two four-hour sessions,  session:
             clinical problem solving for osteopathic medical practice as  with some novel test items including  Eight hours
             defined by the COMLEX-USA blueprint, emphasizing the  audio-visual and clinical decision-
                                                                                                   NOTE:
             biomedical and osteopathic concepts and principles  making (CDM) item formats
                                                                                                   Beginning in
             required to make appropriate patient management
                                                                • Computer-based: administered at  September
             decisions as independently practicing osteopathic
                                                                 Prometric Test Centers            2018, the
             generalist physicians.
                                                                                                   COMLEX-USA
                                                                                                   Level 3 will be
                                                                                                   a two-day
                                                                                                   examination
                                                                                                   and will have
                                                                                                   additional
                                                                                                   numbers of
                                                                                                   test items.*

             *There will be a blackout period of four months for the Level 3 examination, from May through August 2018, in
              preparation for startup of the two-day Level 3 in September 2018.

             For more information on all COMLEX-USA examinations, including registration, practice materials and updates, visit the
             NBOME website.































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