Security and Confidentiality
All examinations, examination materials, answer sheets, grading materials, and clinical materials used in the COMLEX-USA examinations or other examinations of NBOME are the sole and exclusive property of the NBOME. All examinations of NBOME are protected by the copyright laws of the United States. Candidates have no right, title, or interest in or access to any examination of the NBOME, or to NBOME’s means and methods for test development or its methodology of testing and scoring, or to any data or information relating to any examination of NBOME. All rights are reserved by NBOME. Only authorized test center professional staff or other authorized agents or employees of NBOME shall have custody or control of the examination and the examination materials.
NBOME is not affiliated with, does not sanction, and does not endorse any commercial enterprise that purportedly offers COMLEX-USA test preparation courses or materials. For self-assessment purposes, NBOME publishes and makes available to candidates its COMSAE examination series and tutorials.
Candidates may have access to the examination only while it is being administered and only under the supervision of authorized test center professional staff. Post-examination access to, discussion of, or review by candidates, or any person on behalf of the candidates, of the examination or examination material is strictly prohibited.
Any discussion or disclosure of any aspect of the test items or the clinical cases or standardized patients either during the examination or after the examination is strictly prohibited. Candidates shall not discuss, disclose, paraphrase, publish, or otherwise make known to anyone, including another professional student, any test item, or information relating to any NBOME examination or other confidential property belonging to NBOME. Any violation by a candidate of this confidentiality agreement will be considered Irregular Conduct and be dealt with as prescribed in “Irregular Conduct” and/or as otherwise determined by NBOME. NBOME shall also be entitled to recover from the candidate all its damages and losses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, caused by any Irregular Conduct of the candidate. Every candidate also agrees and acknowledges that NBOME may have no adequate remedy at law and in its sole discretion is entitled to injunctive and/or other relief to prevent or limit any disclosure of test items or other confidential property of NBOME, in addition to its damages or losses, including its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs incurred by NBOME as a result of any action taken to defend or protect its confidential property. See also sections 2 and 5 of the Terms and Conditions.