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National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners Announces 2020 Item Writer and Case Author Award Winners

January 8, 2021

The NBOME is pleased to recognize the 2020 Item Writer and Case Author of the Year award winners from its distinguished National Faculty. Throughout the year, this group of individuals graciously volunteered their time and expertise to contribute to the COMLEX-USA and COMAT exam programs. These volunteers wear a variety of hats for the NBOME – writing and reviewing test items, serving as physician examiners for COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE, and supporting our mission to protect the public through competency assessment.

PHILADELPHIA, PA. The NBOME is pleased to recognize the 2020 Item Writer and Case Author of the Year award winners from its distinguished National Faculty. Throughout the year, this group of individuals graciously volunteered their time and expertise to contribute to the COMLEX-USA and COMAT exam programs. These volunteers wear a variety of hats for the NBOME – writing and reviewing test items, serving as physician examiners for COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE, and supporting our mission to protect the public through competency assessment.

Each year, the NBOME selects the best-in-class item writers and case authors from a large group of contributors. Congratulations to these esteemed awardees for their exemplary commitment to producing valid and high quality exam content.

2020 COMLEX-USA Level 1 Item Writer of the Year: Hannah Coulson, DO

Dr. Coulson is an assistant professor of pathology at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus. She has been a significant contributor to all levels of COMLEX-USA since she joined the National Faculty in 2017.

2020 COMLEX-USA Level 2-CE Item Writer of the Year: Robert Gioia, DO, DDS

Dr. Gioia is an attending physician of family medicine at Spectrum Health in Michigan and has been a member of our national faculty since 2018.

2020 COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE Case Author of the Year: Kym Carpentieri, DO

Dr. Carpentieri is an assistant professor of family medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of New York Institute of Technology-Old Westbury. She has been a member of the Case Development Committee since 2013.

2020 COMLEX-USA Level 3 Item Writer of the Year: Suzanne Rogers, DO

Dr. Rogers is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has been a member of our National Faculty since 2018, and provided significant contributions to the COMLEX-USA Level 2-CE and Level 3 examinations as well as the COMAT Clinical Pediatrics examination.

2020 Clinical Decision-Making (CDM) Case Writer of the Year: Alesia Wagner, DO

Dr. Wagner is the Vice Chair for Primary Care and an Assistant Professor at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine – California, and has been a long-standing member of our National Faculty, as well as the CDM committee. She has provided significant contributions across all of the COMLEX-USA examinations.

2020 COMLEX-USA Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP) Item Writer of the Year: Edward Shadiack, III, DO

Dr. Shadiack is a Clinical Fellow at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He has been a member of our National Faculty since 2016, and has been heavily involved with all levels of the COMLEX-USA examinations and COMAT.

2020 COMLEX-USA Preventative Medicine/Health Promotion (PMHP) Item Writer of the Year: Theresa McCann, PhD, MPH, CHSE

Dr. McCann is a Professor and Discipline Chair for Epidemiology, Community & Public Health, and Preventive Medicine at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Virginia Campus. She is a new member to our National Faculty in 2020, and has been heavily involved in all levels of COMLEX-USA examinations.

2020 COMAT Clinical Item Writer of the Year: Bernadette Riley, DO

Dr. Riley is an associate professor of Family Medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of New York Institute of Technology-Old Westbury and a long standing member of our National Faculty. She has been a significant contributor to both COMAT and COMLEX-USA examinations.

2020 COMAT Foundational Biomedical Sciences (FBS) Item Writer of the Year: Rebecca Pratt, PhD

Dr. Pratt is a professor of anatomy at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. She has been a member of our National Faculty since 2014, and contributes to both COMAT Foundational Biomedical Sciences and COMLEX-USA Level 1 examinations. Dr. Riley was also awarded Item Writer of the Year for COMAT Foundational Biomedical Sciences in 2018.

The NBOME is honored to have such talented and committed contributors in our National Faculty. Learn more about how to join our National Faculty here.


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