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COMLEX-USA
          INTRODUCTION
                                                MASTER BLUEPRINT







        Two Distinct Dimensions




        COMLEX-USA­test­content­is­organized­by­two        DIMENSION 1: COMPETENCY DOMAINS
        dimensions,­Dimension­1,­Competency­Domains        Dimension­1­of­the­new­COMLEX-USA­master­examination­blueprint­consists­of­the­7 COMPETENCY
        and­Dimension­2,­Clinical­Presentations.           DOMAINS,­the­related­sets­of­foundational­abilities­representing­the­required­elements­and­outcomes­that
                                                           define­osteopathic­knowledge,­skills,­experience,­attitudes,­values,­behaviors,­and­established­professional
                                                           standards.­Each­competency­domain­is­described­in­detail­with­required­elements­and­measured­outcomes.
                                                           For­each­examination­in­the­series,­test­specifications­outline­the­content­coverage­as­it­relates­to­these­7
                                                           competency­domains.


                                                           DIMENSION 2: CLINICAL PRESENTATIONS
                                                           Dimension­2­of­the­new­blueprint­consists­of­the­10 CLINICAL PRESENTATIONS,­which­represent­the
                                                           manner­in­which­a­particular­patient,­group­of­patients,­or­a­community­present(s)­for­osteopathic­medical
                                                           care.­These­high-frequency,­high-impact­categories­are­based­on­evidence­from­osteopathic­medical
                                                           practice.­Patient­presentations­span­all­relevant­age­categories,­special­populations,­and­varied­clinical
                                                           settings.­Each­clinical­presentation­is­described­in­detail,­further­categorized­into­topics­with­accompanying
                                                           guides,­and­provides­examples­illustrative­of­the­presentation.­For­each­examination­in­the­series,­test
                                                           specifications­outline­the­content­coverage­as­it­relates­to­the­10­clinical­presentations.
















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