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Road to DO Licensure

Stories from the Road – GME Professional’s Day – Interview with Brenda Hoffman
In celebration of GME Professionals Day, we recognize the GME coordinators, managers, and administrators who work tirelessly to make residency programs a success. We took […]

Advocacy to Improve Access to Training Opportunities for DO Students
We have been a tireless advocate for reducing unnecessary barriers and increasing awareness of osteopathic students and their qualifications.

2022 Match Season – Important Dates & Resources
You watched the incredible resilience of the Class of 2021 as they navigated a match cycle during the pandemic. Everything they had been told to […]

Preparing for the 2022 Match Application Cycle: A Look at Key Resources for DOs
For osteopathic med students getting ready to participate in the 2022 Match cycle or those who have not started their 4th year yet and want […]

Stories from the Road: Impacting Communities with Preventative Medicine – Interview with Brittany Ladson, OMS-IV
Brittany Ladson is a fourth-year osteopathic medical student from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine with plans of going into Emergency Medicine. Throughout her […]

ERAS 2022 Update: Supplemental Application for Dermatology, Internal Medicine, and General Surgery
Working in collaboration with specialty leadership organizations: Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM); Association of Professors of Dermatology (APD); and Association of Program Directors in […]

Stories From The Road: Bringing the Passion to Advocacy – Interview with Brysen Keith, DO, MS, PGY-1
Brysen Keith, DO, MS, PGY-1 is a recent graduate from the A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA) and is beginning an […]

Stories from the Road: Matching into Competitive Specialties with Only COMLEX-USA – Interview with Courtney Cox, MA, OMS-IV
We met Courtney Cox, MA, a fourth-year medical student from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM), on Twitter after she tweeted to encourage other students […]

Stories from the Road: Live True to Your Body, Mind & Spirit – Interview with Merwan Faraj, ENS, MC, USNR, OMS-II
Merwan Faraj, ENS, MC, USNR, is a second year med student at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Carolinas campus and the American College of Osteopathic […]

Stories from the Road: From ESL student to DO – Interview with Amir Khiabani, MS, OMS-III
Amir Khiabani, MS, OMS-III, was recently appointed to the Special Commission for Osteopathic Medical Licensure Assessment as the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) representative, and […]

Stories from the Road: Ranking Programs – Where Am I A Good Fit? Interview with Eleanora Yeiser, DO, PGY III
Match Day is approaching, and with it looming ever closer comes the next important step of the journey – figuring out how to create the […]

Match Rank Order Deadline Approaches – How to Counter Your Doubts
As time approaches for the rank order deadline and the match, it is not unusual for students to experience anxiety and begin to doubt their […]

Stories from the Road: Interview with Ronak Mistry, DO, on Fellowship
Applying to Residency: Interview with Ronak Mistry, DO, on Fellowship. Despite the year that 2020 was, we are proud to say that this year’s Medicine […]

5 Reasons Why You Want WelCOM for Your COMLEX-USA Prep
When it comes to learning new information, we all have different learning styles. For most of us, it’s all about how the content is presented […]

Stories from the Road: Interview with Carisa Champion, DO, JD, MPH, On Her Fellowship with Grey’s Anatomy
NBOME Resident Ambassador, Carisa Champion, DO, JD, MPH, was selected to be a fellow in the Grey’s Anatomy Surgical Communications Fellowship that took place over […]

Stories from the Road: A Change of Heart, But Not of Spirit – Interview with Alin Gragossian, DO
You might be familiar with Alin Gragossian, DO, from her blog, A Change of Heart, which provides insight into her experience as an ICU-fellow-on-call turned […]

Stories from the Road: Strategy for Applying to Residency – Interview with Carisa Champion, DO, MPH, JD
At this point, you’ve researched residency programs until you can’t see straight and are figuring out where to apply, which is never easy. To share […]

Stories from the Road: Finding a Program Where You Can Thrive
The 2021 NRMP Main Match is open. But now what? There are thousands of programs with spots available in this upcoming match cycle, but that […]

Don’t Panic, Get the Facts!
There is little that COVID-19 hasn’t impacted in our daily lives—everything from special events like weddings, funerals, the birth of a baby, to routine daily […]

2021 Match Season – Important Dates & Resources
We understand how uncertain the times are right now, but know you are not alone in navigating it. Due to the pressures of the changing […]

Stories from the Road: Interview with Sydney Miller, OMS-III, Student Director for NRMP Talks About Challenges Faced During the Pandemic
NBOME caught up with Sydney Miller on Zoom to talk about her experience with COMLEX-USA, her new role as Student Director on the NRMP Board […]

CANDIDATE WELLNESS: Confronting Mental Health Issues and Advocating for Change
To just say that mental health and the effects of stress and anxiety have a direct impact on academic success would be an understatement. Mental […]

CANDIDATE WELLNESS: How to Keep Nutrition & Hydration in Your Diet with a Busy Schedule
We’ve all been the kind of busy and stressed out that makes us accidentally miss a meal (and in some cases, not even be hungry […]

Residency Explorer Compares Students to Matched Applicants in Individual Programs in 23 Specialties
Residency Explorer is a resource for rising 4th-year medical students from MD-granting and DO-granting medical schools in the United States and international medical students and […]

CANDIDATE WELLNESS: How to Meditate without Doing Nothing
What do you picture when you think of meditation a person standing under a waterfall or someone sitting in full lotus chanting “ommm”?  With so […]

COM GRADUATION 2020 – So Many Ways to Celebrate
COVID-19 can’t dampen the excitement of graduating from a College of Osteopathic Medicine and earning the title “DOctor” Let’s celebrate your achievements virtually — Include […]

CANDIDATE WELLNESS: Fitting Wellness and Mental Health into Your Study Schedule
Katelyn Wray is a second-year medical student at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine on her #RoadtoDOLicensure, and she admits that she doesn’t have it all […]

A Conversation on Single GME
Kenneth B. Simons, MD , Senior Associate Dean for GME and Accreditation at the Medical College of Wisconsin discusses holistic approaches for residency programs and […]

Stories from the Road: A Conversation with Jonathan Bardahl, DO, on Choosing a Specialty
Jon Bardahl, DO, is currently training in pediatric medicine at OSF HealthCare. In the upcoming academic year starting in July 2020, Dr. Bardahl will be […]

3 Easy Ways to Make #VirtualMatchDay Memorable
Even though Match 2020 events have been canceled to contain the spread of COVID-19 and help flatten the curve, that doesn’t mean you can’t still […]

CANDIDATE WELLNESS: 5 Ways You Can Get Better Sleep
Sleep is usually the first to fall to the wayside when your time is limited—even when you do manage to carve out the time, it’s […]

CANDIDATE WELLNESS: 3 Ways to Keep Doing What You Love
We all strive to make #WorkLifeBalance part of our daily practice, but is it? With four years of undergrad, four years of med school, and […]

CANDIDATE WELLNESS: 5 Ways Exercise Can Reduce Stress & Anxiety for Medical Students
Exercise may be the last thing you want to add to your plate this winter—why take it on when you’re already worried about your other […]

CANDIDATE WELLNESS: Managing Stress and Anxiety on the Road to DO Licensure
“I love taking tests,” said nobody, ever. And we agree.  We want you to know that we truly understand the extraordinary level of stress and […]

Innovations in Assessment: Interview on CATALYST
NBOME recently sat down with Sandra Waters, MEM, Vice President for Collaborative Assessment & Initiatives, to learn more about the upcoming release of CATALYST, a […]

Van Life Rocks: Dr. Elizabeth McMurtry and Emergency Medicine in the Pacific Northwest
In addition to sitting on our Board of Directors at the NBOME, and frequently contributing test items for COMLEX-USA Level 3 and the EM COMAT, […]

The Road to COMLEX-USA
In 1989, the NBOME embarked on a journey to convert the NBOME Part I, Part II, Part II Examinations to the new Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical […]

How to Interpret Medical School Licensing Exam Results
WHEN ASSESSING MEDICAL schools, aspiring physicians should investigate how students at their target schools perform on American national medical licensing exams, experts say. Licensing exam […]

Five Things We Love about DOs
For obvious reasons, all of us at the NBOME are pretty big fans of DOs. In honor of National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) and International Osteopathic […]

Day In the Life: Standardized Patient
The latest in our monthly “Day in the Life” series took us into the day-to-day of NBOME’s Standardized Patients (SPs). COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE candidates from […]

Women’s Perspective on Women in Medicine
NBOME sat down with four of the many inspirational women in our midst to discuss their challenges, successes, and advice for future female DOs.  We […]

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