Enhancing COMLEX-USA
In response to substantive changes in the evolution of osteopathic medical practice, and to ensure COMLEX-USA remains current in meeting the needs of state medical and osteopathic medical licensing boards and other stakeholders, the NBOME Board of Directors commissioned a five-year, comprehensive review of the examination series. In July 2017, the COMLEX-USA Master Blueprint Beginning 2018 was published.

What is the Enhanced COMLEX-USA?
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MAR 16 2018 First day to register for enhanced Level 3 examination in two-day format. Both days of the two-day examination must be completed within a 14-day period
MAR 16 2018 New candidate eligibility requirements go into effect
APR 28 2018 Administration of current one-day Level 3 examinations ends
MAY-AUG 2018 No Level 3 examinations conducted
SEP 10 2018 Administration of enhanced Level 3 examination in two-day format begins
SEP 10-DEC 15 2018 Score release dates for Level 3 examination are anticipated to be longer than usual*
SEP 2018 DEC 2019 Initial enhanced Level 3 examination test cycle (16 months)**

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