NBOME

Eligibility

The COMLEX-USA Examination Sequence

Candidates for COMLEX-USA must meet the following requirements as well as the requirements of their college of osteopathic medicine. Examinations must be taken in sequence and each level passed before the candidate is eligible to take the next level.

COMLEX-USA Level 3
  • Passing of both COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE & 2-CE
  • Graduated from an accredited college of osteopathic medicine (COM)
  • Has earned a DO degree

 

New Eligibility Requirements

Beginning with the 2018-2019 test cycle for the two-day COMLEX-USA Level 3, eligibility will require an attestation from an American Osteopathic Association (AOA) or Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited graduate medical education program director that the Level 3 resident/exam candidate is in “good academic and professional standing.” In addition, as a recommendation but not a requirement, the NBOME will recommend that Level 3 candidates have completed a minimum of six months of residency training prior to testing.

Reference Materials

Fundamental Osteopathic Medical Competency Domains

Upcoming Changes

COMLEX-USA Master Blueprint Effective 2018

Resources

Client Registration System Tutorial 

Practice Exams

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