NBOME

COMLEX-USA

The Pathway to Osteopathic Medical Practice & Licensure in the United States

COMLEX-USA (Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination of the United States) is a three-level, national standardized licensure examination designed for licensure for the practice of osteopathic medicine. COMLEX-USA is designed to assess osteopathic medical knowledge, knowledge fluency, clinical skills, and other competencies essential for practice as an osteopathic generalist physician. It is also a graduation requirement for attaining a DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) degree from colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States, and for entry into and promotion within graduate medical education (residency) training programs.

NEW:
COMLEX-USA Bulletin of Information 2018–2019

Examination Series Sequence

The COMLEX-USA examination series follows a progressive sequence broken into three levels described below. Osteopathic medical students and residents are deemed licensure exam “candidates” as referred to throughout this site and must be verified eligible to take each level of COMLEX-USA by their college of osteopathic medicine dean or residency program director, meet the requirements and take the exams in sequence, passing each level before advancing to the next. Level 2-CE and Level 2-PE can be taken in either order.

COMLEX-USA LEVEL 1

Computer based, application of osteopathic medical knowledge concepts related to foundational sciences, patient presentations and physician tasks

COMLEX-USA LEVEL 2-CE

Computer based, application of osteopathic medical knowledge concepts related to clinical sciences, patient presentations and physician tasks

COMLEX-USA LEVEL 2-PE

Standardized patient based assessment of fundamental clinical skills essential for osteopathic patient care

COMLEX-USA LEVEL 3

Two-day computer-based, application of osteopathic medical knowledge concepts related to clinical sciences, patient safety and independent practice, foundational competency domains and clinical presentations


All candidates must read NBOME’s COMLEX-USA Bulletin of Information (BOI) and agree to the Terms and Conditions before scheduling any COMLEX-USA examination. The BOI is a comprehensive guide to COMLEX-USA examinations, including but not limited to the Terms and Conditions, examination descriptions, eligibility requirements, scheduling, administration, security, scoring and transcripts.

Reference Materials

Fundamental Osteopathic Medical Competency Domains

Upcoming Changes

COMLEX-USA Master Blueprint Effective 2018

General Information

Examination Series Resources

COMLEX-USA Computer-based Examination Dates

COMLEX-USA Percentile Scores

Client Registration System Tutorial

 

Forms

Name Change Form

Third Party Transcript Request Form

Rescheduling Fee Waiver

Instructions to Request Test Accommodations

Request Accommodation

 

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