Committed to High-Quality Health Care

The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners invites you to learn about us and our commitment to ensuring high-quality health care by providing the means to assess competencies in osteopathic medicine and related health care professions. Our assessments play a key role in fostering continuous quality improvement and lifelong learning, which ensures patients have access to the best care possible. We achieve this purpose through service and partnership with the medical education and regulatory communities.

Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
The NBOME offers a variety of assessment tools, faculty development, and other resources to support medical educators and colleges of osteopathic medicine.
Graduate Medical Education Programs
COMLEX-USA examinations are uniquely designed to evaluate osteopathic medical students and residents. Learn about COMLEX-USA and the widespread acceptance and use of COMLEX-USA scores by the ACGME and residency program directors.
Practicing Physicians
We offer assessments to meet continuous professional development needs of physicians and other health care professionals, including for the AOA’s Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC) program and for lifelong learning.  


The pathway to osteopathic medical practice & licensure in the United States


A self-assessment exam used as a COMLEX-USA preparation tool


Assessment of core knowledge & osteopathic principles essential for pre-doctoral osteopathic medical students


Examinations for osteopathic physicians to demonstrate current osteopathic medical knowledge


Examination designed for physicians applying to residency programs with osteopathic recognition