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NBOME Announces New National Faculty Chairs

January 3, 2023

 

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 effective January 2023:

 

Competency Domain Chair
Interpersonal and communication skills in the practice of osteopathic medicine

Charles Finch, DO

Finch joined the National Faculty in 2013, most recently serving as COMLEX-USA Level 2-CE Chair and as an exam contributor. He is also the 2022 recipient of the John E. Thornburg, DO, PhD, National Faculty Leadership Award.

 

Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Bernadette Riley, DO

Riley joined the National Faculty in 2013, most recently serving as an exam contributor, and was named COMAT Clinical Item Writer of the Year in 2020. She regularly treats patients with severe disabilities and those who are transgender, and is passionate about improving healthcare disparities and access to care for underserved populations. She also lectures nationally on LGBTQIA+ care.

 

Department Chair: Family Medicine (interim)

Robert N. Agnello, DO

Agnello joined the National Faculty in 2014, most recently serving on the COMAT Family Medicine Subcommittee and as an exam contributor.

 
 

COMVEX Chair

Michael F. Oliverio, DO

Oliverio has served the NBOME for more than 20 years, most recently serving as COMLEX-USA Level 3 Chair and as an exam contributor. He is also the 2022 recipient of the John E. Thornburg, DO, PhD, National Faculty Leadership Award and is a member of the NBOME Board of Directors.

 

Foundational Biomedical Sciences (FBS) Division Chair – Physiology

Edward Wagner, PhD

Wagner has served as an exam contributor for COMLEX-USA Level 1 and COMAT FBS for nearly 20 years, most recently as Physiology Discipline Lead for COMAT FBS.

 

COMLEX-USA Level 3 Examination Chair

Brett Stecker, DO

Stecker has served the NBOME for more than a decade as an exam contributor and as member and vice chair of the COMLEX-USA Level 3 Advisory Committee. He was named Item Writer of the Year three times for his work on COMLEX-USA Level 2-CE, and is a two-time winner of Case Author of the Year for Clinical Decision Making.

 

Finally, the NBOME Board would like to extend its thanks and gratitude for those who completed service in their National Faculty Chair positions in 2022:

2020-2022

2020-2022

2019-2022

2019-2022

2020-2022

2020-2022

2013-2022

 

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