Learner Expectations

The COMAT FBS series assesses candidates in the setting of pre-doctoral medical education and covers foundational biomedical sciences.

Examination content covers a wide array of knowledge and presentations, illustrative of high-impact and/or high-frequency conditions that affect patients, families and communities. One of the foundations of COMAT FBS is underlying structure and function relationships. The examination is not an all-inclusive listing; not all topics listed are included in all examinations.

For each of the areas, the candidate should be able to describe, differentiate and apply basic scientific principles across age groups, gender, culture, and care settings related to the following topics.

Homeostatic Tendency to Health

Foundational Biomedical Science Knowledge

Clinical Findings for Diagnosis & Treatment

Concepts of Structure & Function

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