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NBOME to Showcase Research at AACOM Educating Leaders 2024
The NBOME works to accelerate research focusing on the validity and fairness of the COMLEX-USA series, and how it can evolve to meet the changing […]

Internal Medicine Leaders Join Growing Call for COMLEX-USA Equivalency in Residency Applications
The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) joins an ever-growing list of specialty groups who are advocating for the COMLEX-USA credential for DOs as part […]

NBOME Launches Answer Keys with Student-purchased COMSAE Forms
Beginning in February, the NBOME will include answer keys with the COMSAE Phase 1 and Phase 2 forms that are available for individual/student purchase. This […]

COMAT Clinical Exams Pass 500K Administrations
The NBOME welcomed the New Year with an important milestone – as of January 1, the NBOME has administered more than 500,000 COMAT Clinical Subject […]

The NBOME Announces 2023 Exam Contributor Award Winners
PHILADELPHIA, PA—The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health care […]

NBOME Announces New National Faculty Chairs
The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health care professions, […]

NBOME Names Eight COMs for C3DO Pilot Project Phase 2
The NBOME Board of Directors has accepted recommendations from the Core Competency Capstone for DOs (C3DO) Task Force for a new cohort of colleges of […]

The NBOME Announces Board of Directors Transitions
PHILADELPHIA, PA—The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health care […]

The NBOME Installs Lori A. Kemper, DO, MS, as Chair; New Officers Elected
PHILADELPHIA, PA—The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health care […]

The NBOME honors R. David Henderson, JD, with NBOME Clark Award for Patient Advocacy
PHILADELPHIA, PA—The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health care […]

Dana C. Shaffer, DO, Honored with NBOME Santucci Award
PHILADELPHIA, PA—The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health care […]

NBOME Partners with American College of Diabetology on first-ever certification exams
Given NBOME’s experience in providing valid, reliable, fair and defensible assessments for numerous clients in the health professions, the American College of Diabetology (ACD) began […]

Global Recognition for DOs by IAMRA Highlights Historic Year for Osteopathic Medicine
At its recent biennial Members General Assembly in Bali, Indonesia, the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA) gave osteopathic physicians global recognition when it approved […]

New COMAT Self Evaluation Available
The NBOME is pleased to announce the launch of COMAT-SE (Self Evaluation). As a new learning tool on the CATALYST platform, COMAT-SE is designed to […]

Emergency Medicine Residency Leaders Call for COMLEX-USA Acceptance among Program Directors
The Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine (CORD) recently published a statement calling for emergency medicine program directors to accept COMLEX-USA as equivalent to […]

NBOME Reproductive Health Task Force Releases Recommendations
In December 2022, the NBOME established a Reproductive Health Task Force (RHTF) to determine the impact of the Dobbs v. Jackson ruling on its national […]

Social Media Award Recognizes the NBOME’s Commitment to Mental Health
As the NBOME continues to work to prioritize the well-being of its stakeholders, it recently gained national recognition for doing so. At a ceremony held […]

Public Mindful Language Guide Now Available
In April 2023, the NBOME announced the development of a new Mindful Language Guide. The guide is meant to assist National Faculty members in considering […]

NBOME Appoints New VP for Collaborative Assessment  
PHILADELPHIA, PA—The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health care […]

Ob/Gyn Leaders Call for Equivalence for DOs in Residency Application Process
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) published a statement that iterates the value and equivalence of osteopathic medical training and licensing examinations, namely […]

The NBOME Partners with Vital Signs to Take Action in Preventing Physician Suicide
The NBOME is partnering with more than 115 patient care and health education organizations—including the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the American Medical Association, […]

NBOME Partners with Leading Health, Science Orgs to Combat Health Misinformation
In March 2023, the NBOME joined more than 50 leading national health, science, and policy organizations to launch the Coalition for Trust in Health & […]

Initial Core Competency Capstone for Osteopathic Physicians (C3DO) Pilots Completed; Attestations accepted through Class of 2027
Initial analysis of pilot studies in 2023 at six colleges of osteopathic medicine (COM) campuses show promising results regarding the feasibility of on-campus standardized assessment […]

Academic Leaders in Pediatrics Stand Up for Equity in Residency Applications, Recommend COMLEX-USA as Part of Holistic Application Review for DO Students
The leadership of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors, Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics, Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs, FuturePedsRes, and […]

PM&R Leaders Promote Equality for DO Applicants and Equivalent Use of COMLEX-USA
The NBOME is pleased to announce that leadership organizations in another specialty field have come out in support of eliminating bias in residency applications, specifically […]

Anesthesiology Program Directors Join in Support of DO Residency Applicants, COMLEX-USA and Holistic Review
The NBOME is pleased to report that support for DO residency applicants and COMLEX-USA continues to grow among residency program directors. Previously, the American Association […]

NBOME Presents Latest Research at AACOM EL 2023
The NBOME works to accelerate research focusing on the validity and fairness of the COMLEX-USA series, and how it can evolve to meet the changing […]

Psychiatry residency directors show support for COMLEX-USA
Following the Council of Academic Family Medicine’s statement in support of parity between DO and MD candidates and for the COMLEX-USA credential, the American Association […]

NBOME Unveils Additional DEI Resource for Item Writers
To help ensure NBOME assessment content is written in an inclusive manner and free from bias, the NBOME has unveiled an additional tool for item […]

Statement Regarding COMLEX-USA Level 1 Score Report
Please see the statement below from NBOME President and CEO John R. Gimpel, DO, MEd, on the use of Performance Profile Pages that accompany COMLEX-USA […]

NBOME Announces 2022 Exam Contributor Award Winners
PHILADELPHIA, PA—The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health care […]

NBOME Announces New National Faculty Chairs
  The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health care […]

NBOME Establishes Reproductive Health Task Force
As part of its Strategic Plan, the NBOME is committed to updating and innovating our assessment examinations to ensure that DOs meet a national standard […]

New article explores effect of diversity on healthcare workforce, patient outcomes
The NBOME joined the Coalition for Physician Accountability’s Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) to Graduate Medical Education (GME) Transition Review Committee (UGRC) in 2020 to focus […]

The NBOME Honors Two with John E. Thornburg, DO, PhD, National Faculty Leadership Award
PHILADELPHIA— The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health care […]

The NBOME honors Susan I. Belanger, PhD, RN, MA, with NBOME Clark Award for Patient Advocacy
PHILADELPHIA, PA—The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health care […]

Geraldine T. O’Shea, DO, Honored with NBOME Santucci Award
PHILADELPHIA, PA—The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health care […]

The NBOME Announces Board of Directors Transitions
PHILADELPHIA, PA—The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health care […]

NBOME Names Four COMs for C3DO Pilot Projects
On Friday, December 9, 2022 the NBOME Board of Directors reviewed the Core Competency Capstone for DOs (C3DO) Task Force’s recommendations and selected four Colleges […]

DOs see nearly 11% Increase in Matches During Medicine/Pediatrics Specialties Match
On November 30, the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) released the results of the 2022 Medicine and Pediatric Specialties Match, the first year that combines […]

Continuing Your Professional Journey After Licensure with the NBOME
The NBOME is best-known for developing COMLEX-USA, the only osteopathically distinctive licensure examination series accepted for licensure in all 50 states and multiple international jurisdictions. […]

CAFM Recommends COMLEX as part of holistic residency selection for DOs
Recognizing change leaders who work to educate and advocate for DOs and their credentials. While the NBOME has worked with other osteopathic organizations such as […]

FAIR Act Introduced for DO Parity in GME
The NBOME stands with the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) in its efforts to spearhead H.R. 8850, the Fair Access in Residency […]

AOA’s House of Delegates Reaffirms Support of Osteopathic Competency Assessment for Licensure
At the American Osteopathic Association’s (AOA) Annual House of Delegates (HOD) meeting in July, delegates from across the profession of osteopathic medicine reviewed numerous resolutions […]

NBOME Announces Task Force Members for New Capstone Project
PHILADELPHIA, PA—The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health care […]

NBOME Board Accepts Final Report from Special Commission
The Board of Directors of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) has accepted the Report of the Special Commission on Osteopathic Medical Licensure […]

Osteopathic medical community urges further discussion and understanding about distinctive licensure assessment of DO and MD students
A joint statement from AACOM, AAOE, AOA, and NBOME As leaders of the osteopathic medical education and osteopathic medical communities in the United States, we […]

The NBOME Recognizes Award Winners at Midyear Board Meeting
PHILADELPHIA, PA— The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health […]

NBOME Statement on Tulsa
Please see this statement from NBOME President and CEO, John R. Gimpel, DO, MEd: Our hearts are broken over the loss of Stephanie Husen, DO, […]

NBOME at Educating Leaders 2022
The NBOME works to accelerate research focusing on the validity and fairness of the COMLEX-USA series, and how it can evolve to meet the changing […]

RowanSOM-NBOME Partnership on Assessing Substance Use Disorders
The NBOME and Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM) recently partnered to develop 30 multiple-choice questions assessing substance use disorder for the COMLEX-USA examination […]

The NBOME Continues Research on Need for Holistic Review by RPDs, Offers New Tool for Licensure Score Comparison
Many DO students report feeling compelled to take the USMLE exam series in addition to their required COMLEX-USA exams, which can result in an unnecessary […]

The NBOME and Pearson VUE partner to deliver COMLEX-USA Exams in 2023
The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health care professions, […]

COMLEX-USA Level 1 to Eliminate Numeric Scores
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the NBOME will change from reporting three-digit numeric scores to reporting only “Pass” or “Fail” for […]

The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners Announces National Faculty Leadership Transitions
PHILADELPHIA, PA—The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health care […]

The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners Announces 2021 Examination Contributor Award Winners
PHILADELPHIA, PA—The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health care […]

The NBOME honors J. Michael Wieting, DO, MEd, with NBOME Clark Award for Patient Advocacy
PHILADELPHIA, PA—The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health care […]

Ronald R. Burns, DO, MS, Honored with NBOME Santucci Award
PHILADELPHIA, PA—The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health care […]

The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners Installs Richard J. LaBaere II, DO, MPH as Chair; New Officers Elected
PHILADELPHIA, PA—The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health care […]

The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners Elects New Public Board Member, Honors Outgoing Members
The NBOME Welcomes New Public Board Member Sheri L. Clarke, PhD, East Lansing, Mich. Clarke has 22 years of experience in graduate medical education and […]

NBOME Collaborates with Colleagues Across Medical Education to Improve Residency Transition
The Coalition for Physician Accountability formed the Undergraduate Medical Education to Graduate Medical Education Transition Review Committee (UGRC)—of which the NBOME is a member—in 2020 […]

Osteopathic Leadership
There is no more exciting a time than when we are welcoming a new incoming class to our colleges of osteopathic medicine. Three organizations have […]

Joint Statement from the Osteopathic Community
Read a joint statement from the NBOME, AACOM and the AOA in support of the suspension of COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE and continued osteopathic assessment. Joint […]

NBOME Partners with ABCS on Successful Transition to a Virtual Exam
The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), founded in 1934, is an independent, nongovernmental, nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect the public by […]

NRMP Medicine Specialty Matching Program Largest in History
Match 2021 is off to a great start! This year’s NRMP Medicine Specialty Matching Program (MSMP) was the largest in history with over 5,200 DO, […]

National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners Announces 2020 Item Writer and Case Author Award Winners
The NBOME is pleased to recognize the 2020 Item Writer and Case Author of the Year award winners from its distinguished National Faculty. Throughout the […]

National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners Announces National Faculty Leadership Transition
On behalf of the Board of Directors, Board Chair Geraldine T. O’Shea, DO, and the staff of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), […]

National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners Installs Four New Board Members
The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health care professions, […]

American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Examines 2020 Candidate Surgeons Virtually
The credentialing board enlisted the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners to adapt its qualifying exam to the virtual space. CHICAGO, IL Pandemic-driven necessity has […]

Osteopathic Medicine Advances Down Under
Fantastic news to share with US-educated doctors of osteopathic medicine who are interested in practicing in Australia — The Medical Board of Australia just established […]

Recognition of COMLEX-USA for Osteopathic Medical Licensure in Australia
PHILADELPHIA, PA.  The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization who provides testing for osteopathic medical licensure, is pleased to share […]

NBOME Liaison Committee Meeting
Each year since 1991, the NBOME Board of Directors has convened its annual Liaison Committee Meeting, hosting representatives from organizations from across the continuum of […]

NBOME’s Stance on Injustice and Racism
We stand with you as we bear witness to the unjustified deaths of black Americans at the hands of systemic racism running rampant in our […]

NOM Week and Volunteer Week 2020 – A Message from our President
NOM Week and Volunteer Week 2020 – A Message from our PresidentFor NOM Week 2020, NBOME joins others in the profession to help raise awareness […]

#MATCH2020: RECORD-BREAKING SINGLE MATCH FOR DO APPLICANTS
It was an historic Match Day for DO students and graduates. This year’s NRMP Main Residency Match was the largest on record, with over 40,000 […]

IMPORTANT UPDATES: COMLEX-USA Examination Program
  COMLEX-USA Item Reduction The NBOME Board of Directors approved plans to shorten COMLEX-USA Level 2-CE from 400 to 352 test items, beginning June 2020. […]

2019 Item Writer and Case Author Award Winners
The NBOME is pleased to recognize the 2019 Item Writer and Case Author of the Year award winners from its distinguished National Faculty. Throughout the […]

NBOME Conference Travelogue
Osteopathic International Alliance (OIA) Conference From October 4-6, 2019, NBOME Board Vice-Chair Geraldine O’Shea, DO, and President and CEO, Dr. John R. Gimpel, attended the […]

Lori Kemper, D.O., M.S., FACOFP, Announced as NBOME’s New Secretary-Treasurer
PHILADELPHIA, PA. The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health […]

Juan F. Acosta, DO, MS, Introduced as NBOME’s Newest Board Member
PHILADELPHIA, PA. The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health […]

Product Updates
COMAT Product Updates The COMAT exam series will expand in January 2020 to include the new Foundational Biomedical Sciences (FBS) Targeted exams. Each of the […]

National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners Installs New Officers
Philadelphia, PA — The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related […]

NBOME Announces 2020 National Faculty Chair Appointments
PHILADELPHIA, PA. The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners’ (NBOME) Board of Directors appointed 12 new leaders to their National Faculty chair positions. The NBOME’s […]

Dana C. Shaffer, DO, Recognized as NBOME’s Outgoing Board Chair
PHILADELPHIA, PA. The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health […]

Kim E. LeBlanc, MD, PhD, Honored with NBOME Clark Award for Patient Advocacy
PHILADELPHIA, PA. The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health care […]

Gary L. Slick, DO, MA, Honored with NBOME Santucci Award
PHILADELPHIA, PA. The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health […]

DO Becomes Chair-Elect of the ACGME Board of Directors
We are pleased to congratulate Karen J. Nichols, DO, former president of the AOA and vice chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education […]

NBOME Examination Updates
  COMLEX-USA  |  New Level 1 and Level 2-CE Exams Have Launched We are pleased to announce the completed launch of all elements of the enhanced […]

PRESS RELEASE: NBOME CELEBRATES 85 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
PHILADELPHIA, PA. The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides testing for osteopathic medical licensure and related healthcare professions, […]

American Osteopathic Association Installs Ronald Burns, DO, as 123rd President
The NBOME congratulates former board member Ronald Burns, DO, on his new appointment as president of the American Osteopathic Association on Saturday, July 27th 2019. […]

Automated Test Assembly Using SAS Operations Research Software in a Medical Licensing Examination
Mathematical programming has been widely used by professionals in testing agencies as a tool to automatically construct equivalent test forms. This study introduces the linear […]

Thomas A. Cavalieri, DO, Honored with NBOME Santucci Award
PHILADELPHIA, PA. The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization who provides testing for osteopathic medical licensure, today announced Thomas A. […]

Happy Father’s day from the NBOME.
In honor of Father’s day, we’d like to recognize those among our Board, National Faculty, and Staff, who generously share their time between the NBOME […]

Reflecting on Our History – the 1930’s
This year, the NBOME celebrates the 85th anniversary of its founding. Not surprisingly, this will be a recurring topic in our various published articles and […]

New COMLEX-USA Level 1 Test Cycle
On May 20, 2019, the COMLEX-USA Level 1 examination began its 2019-2020 test cycle. This is the first Level 1 cycle to fully align with […]

Robert T. Hasty, DO, Selected as Founding Dean of KHSC
NBOME congratulates Robert T. Hasty, DO, NBOME National Faculty member, for being selected as the founding dean of the new college of osteopathic medicine at […]

Scott A. Steingard, DO, Installed as FSMB Chair
We are pleased to congratulate Scott A. Steingard, DO, for being installed as chair of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) at the FSMB […]

NBOME Exam Updates
Launched  |  COMLEX-USA  |  New Level 2-PE Exam As part of our transition of COMLEX-USA examination series to a contemporary, two-decision point, competency-based blueprint and […]

The Match That Lit a Fire: Exploring the Successes and Challenges of Match 2019
Results from the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Main Residency Match, combined with the AOA Match, the Military Match, and sub-specialty match programs, show that […]

Rediscovering Meaning in Medicine: Reflecting on the 2019 ACGME Annual Conference
This year’s ACGME Annual Education Conference featured several hundred presentations, sessions and networking opportunities for more than 4,000 educators and learners in the graduate medical […]

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