Distinctive subject examinations designed to assess core osteopathic medical knowledge.
A series of nationally standardized subject exams, COMAT exams are designed to assess osteopathic medical students’ knowledge in core osteopathic medical and foundational biomedical sciences principles.
Assessment of student knowledge related to a particular discipline or body system throughout the first two years of undergraduate medical education.
Established in 2011, the COMAT exam suite is designed for standardized assessment in core osteopathic medical and foundational biomedical sciences knowledge and administered as end-of-course or clinical rotation assessments.
Presented in a style and format comparable to the COMLEX-USA examination series, COMAT exams can be flexibly and securely administered via web using computer or iPad.
Hear from UNTHSC-TCOM’s Michael L. Smith, PhD, about how COMAT FBS can help schools measure student progress toward COMLEX-USA Level 1.
Support from the NBOME
Proctor training and support
Scheduling and registration
Manage COMAT exams through a secure account used to track student progress across all NBOME assessments. Select the combination of COMAT exams that best meet COM needs and requirements, as well as the timetable to administer exams.
Flexible and secure administration via web using computer or iPad
Same-day registration available
Self-administration proctoring for single- or multiple-site delivery on PC, Mac, or iPad, using the eCOMAT app. Candidates will find information on how to download the eCOMAT app in Portal.
COMAT questions do not require the use of a calculator and no calculator is provided.
There are no video or audio questions on COMAT examinations.
When patient laboratory values are included, reference ranges are provided within the body of the question.
COMAT Clinical offers detailed school summary reports and individual student score reports, with comparison to national performance
Score reports for COMAT FBS Comprehensive are reported as percent correct for first year administration, with standard scores reported thereafter
Score reports for each COMAT FBS Targeted exam include a total score (percentage correct) as well as individual subscores based on individual blueprints
The NBOME research team continues to conduct research on the validity of COMAT and its usefulness in preparing for COMLEX-USA:
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