NBOME
COMLEX-USA BULLETIN of INFORMATION

Introduction

The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, Inc. (NBOME) is a nonprofit corporation, organized under the laws of the state of Indiana. The mission of the NBOME is to protect the public by providing the means to assess competencies of osteopathic medicine and related health care professions.

COMLEX-USA (Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination of the United States of America) is a three-level, national standardized examination designed for licensure for the practice of osteopathic medicine. Using a primary care approach to patients with the distinctiveness of osteopathic medicine fully integrated throughout, COMLEX-USA assesses osteopathic medical knowledge, knowledge fluency, clinical skills, and other competencies essential for practice as an osteopathic generalist physician.

COMLEX-USA is recognized by the Federation of State Medical Boards and is accepted for physician licensure in all 50 states and some international jurisdictions. The primary purpose of the COMLEX-USA examination program is for licensure of osteopathic physicians seeking to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery.

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