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The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners Announces National Faculty Leadership Transitions

January 6, 2022

PHILADELPHIA, PA—The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health care professions, is proud to announce the following appointments to its National Faculty Chair positions for 2022:

 

Angela C. Cavanna, DO
 
National Faculty Clinical Department Chair – Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, & Dermatology
Angela C. Cavanna, DO – Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-Middletown

 
 
 

Balbina J. Plotkin, MEd, PhD
 
National Faculty Department of Foundational Biomedical Sciences Division Chair – Microbiology/Immunology
Balbina J. Plotkin, MEd, PhD – Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University

 
 
 

Wayne R. Carlsen, DO
 
National Faculty Examination Chair – COMLEX-USA Level 2-CE
Wayne R. Carlsen, DO – Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine-Athens

Carlsen begins this position as he vacates his previous leadership position, as National Faculty Clinical Department Chair – Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, & Dermatology.

 

“We welcome these new leaders, who represent subject matter experts from across disciplines and across the country, to help guide the NBOME and its assessments into the future,” said John R. Gimpel, president and CEO of the NBOME.

The NBOME, its staff, its Board of Directors, Board Chair Richard J. LaBaere II, DO, MPH, and Gimpel also extend appreciation to the National Faculty Chairs whose terms ended on December 31, 2021.

“The longstanding service and dedication of these individuals, who volunteer their time freely, ensure the quality, validity, and fairness of our test items, cases, and rationales,” said Gimpel. “We are so grateful for their contributions.”

 
Charles A. Finch Jr., DO
 
National Faculty Examination Chair – COMLEX-USA Level 2-CE
Charles A. Finch Jr., DO – Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University

 
 
 

Peter G. Gulick, DO
 
National Faculty Department of Foundational Biomedical Sciences Division Chair – Microbiology/Immunology
Peter G. Gulick, DO – Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

 
 

David Kuo, DO
National Faculty Examination Chair – COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE

David Kuo, DO – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Kuo concluded his tenure as Examination Chair – COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE in June 2021 and continues to serve the NBOME as a co-vice-chair of the Special Commission on Osteopathic Medical Licensure Assessment.

 
 

Visit the National Faculty page to learn more about members of the National Faculty and their integral role at the NBOME.

 
 
 
 

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