Distinctive Subject Examinations Designed to Assess Core Osteopathic Medical Knowledge

COMAT FBS will launch Dec 10, 2018. Registration is open. A practice examination for COMAT FBS is now available.

Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Achievement Test (COMAT) is a series of osteopathically distinctive subject examinations designed to assess osteopathic medical students’ core knowledge and elements of osteopathic principles and practice essential for pre-doctoral training. Developed by the NBOME and its National Faculty in conjunction with faculty at colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs), COMAT examinations are administered at critical junctures in osteopathic medical training by COMs across the United States and abroad. COMAT exams are nationally standardized examinations to assess osteopathic medical students’ ability to apply core osteopathic medical and foundational biomedical sciences knowledge on clinical problem solving for clinical subjects and for the Foundational Biomedical Sciences examination. Each subject exam reflects the latest advancements in the respective discipline and a consensus of “best-practice” guidelines. COMAT examinations also meet several additional curricular objectives:


The COMAT exam series has many distinctive attributes: Each COM has a secure NBOME account used to track student progress across all NBOME assessments. For in-depth exam information, please review the navigational links on this page, as well as the Test Administration Guide.  
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