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COMSAE · Phase 1

Each of the three COMSAE phases consists of content, scoring, and reporting similar to the corresponding COMLEX-USA cognitive examinations.

NOTE: COMSAE Phase 3 does not include Clinical Decision-Making (CDM) cases. Please refer to the CDM Practice Exam for sample structure and content.


COMSAE Phase 1 Scientific Understanding of the Mechanisms of Clinical Situations & Clinical Presentations

Evaluation Components

The content of COMSAE Phase 3 is defined by the same seven categories as the COMLEX-USA content outline for Dimension 1 – Competency Domains and the same ten categories for Dimension 2 – Clinical Presentations.

 


Dimension 1 – The Patient Presentation
Population Health Concepts and Patients with Presentations Related to Health Promotion, Chronic Disease Management, and Human Development
Patients with Presentations Related to Digestion and Metabolism
Patients with Presentations Related to Cognition, Behavior, Sensory & Central Nervous Systems, Substance Abuse, and Visceral and Sensory Pain
Patients with Presentations Related to the Musculoskeletal System, including Somatic Pain
Patients with Presentations Related to the Genitourinary System and Human Sexuality
Patients with Presentations Related to Circulation and the Respiratory System
Patients with Presentations Related to Thermoregulation
Patients with Presentations Related to Trauma, Masses, Edema, Discharge, and the Skin, Hair, and Nails
Patients with Presentations Related to Pregnancy, the Peripartum, and the Neonatal Period


Dimension 2 – Physician Tasks
Health Promotion / Disease Prevention
History & Physical Examination
Diagnostic Technologies
Management
Scientific Understanding of Health & Disease Mechanisms
Health Care Delivery
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