Scoring and Reporting

Passing COMLEX-USA Level 1 indicates that the candidate has demonstrated competence in the foundational biomedical sciences and osteopathic principles and related physician competency domains for osteopathic medical care of patients as required to enter supervised patient care settings and to continue lifelong learning.

Essential objectives of the exam series include the graduation, advancement, and promotion of osteopathic medical students. The NBOME follows assessment standards and best practices when evaluating our passing standards, ensuring that COMLEX-USA meets and maintains high assessment quality.

NBOME will change from reporting three-digit numeric scores to reporting only “Pass” or “Fail” for COMLEX-USA Level 1 examinations administered effective May 1, 2022.

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