Practice & Preparation
Candidates taking COMLEX-USA Level 1 on or after May 4, 2023 will do so with Pearson VUE. For specific information regarding registration procedures and examination format at Pearson VUE as well as a sample test, please click here.
We encourage candidates to take advantage of the practice and preparation resources provided on our website. These resources are designed to assist the candidate in preparing for and navigating through the examination experience. The NBOME is not affiliated with and does not endorse any commercial test preparation resources.
Practice Exam: COMLEX-USA Level 1 Content
This examination accurately represents the types of items you will encounter in the Level 1 examination. Take Practice Exam: COMLEX-USA Level 1 Content here.
The NBOME offers the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Self-Assessment Examination (COMSAE) for osteopathic students and residents to prepare for the COMLEX-USA cognitive examination. We encourage use of this exam as a gauge of the base of knowledge and ability to gauge a candidate’s knowledge base and ability to prepare for the COMLEX-USA examination series. COMSAE is not intended to predict specific performance on any of the COMLEX-USA examinations. However, candidates who have taken a timed COMSAE before taking their first COMLEX-USA cognitive examination at the corresponding level demonstrate greater proficiency, on average, relative to candidates who did not take a timed COMSAE before their first COMLEX-USA examination.
More information on COMSAE Phase 1 can be found here.
The NBOME has developed a new assessment called WelCOM. The WelCOM assessment series is offered on the CATALYST platform. The content is also aligned to COMLEX-USA examinations (currently for Level 1 and 2-CE only). It provides osteopathic medical students with an alternative means of reinforcing their medical knowledge by assessing their strengths and weaknesses in their knowledge of osteopathic medicine.
More information on WelCOM can be found here.
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