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NBOME at Educating Leaders 2022

April 12, 2022

The NBOME works to accelerate research focusing on the validity and fairness of the COMLEX-USA series, and how it can evolve to meet the changing needs of the profession. At Educating Leaders 2022, the annual conference of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, NBOME staff will present on some of this research:

A Validity Study of COMLEX-USA Level 3 with the New Test Design
April 26, 6 pm MDT

This presentation, led by Xia Mao, PhD, director for psychometrics and research, will highlight findings from analyses conducted by the NBOME to support the validity of the COMLEX-USA Level 3 following the format change in September 2018.

COMLEX-USA Level 3  is a two-day computer-based examination with two components; a multiple-choice question (MCQ) component with single best answer and a Clinical Decision-Making (CDM) case component with Extended Multiple-Choice (EMC) questions and Short Answer (SA) questions, the latter being scored by physicians. This study used Kane’s framework to investigate content, reliability, score associations, and subgroup comparisons of the COMLEX-USA Level 3.  Validation of COMLEX-USA Level 3 under the new design is vital to the appropriate interpretation and use of the test scores.

Assessing the Clinical Skills of Osteopathic Medical Students/Graduates without a National Licensing Examination
April 28, 2:15 pm MDT

This presentation, given by John R. Boulet, PhD, senior research consultant; Jeanne M. Sandella, DO, vice president of professional development initiatives and communications; and Amy Lorion, MA, senior director for professional development initiatives, will review the results of the Evidence for Clinical Skills Activities inventory, a survey of current practices at COMs for assessing osteopathic clinical skills. The researchers note that these findings will help the osteopathic profession develop effective, alternate strategies for assessing these critical skills in DO students moving forward.

Defining Professionalism: Lessons learned from COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE
April 28, 1:45 pm MDT

This session will be led by Sandella and Lorion and developed with contributions of Anthony Errichetti PhD, international expert in physician-patient communication and former director for doctor-patient communication for the NBOME. They will discuss lessons learned during the 17-year history of the COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE in evaluating professionalism. Through a recreated video, this session aims to give participants a better understanding of how to identify observable behaviors related to professionalism competency.

Assessment Matters: NBOME Update
April 29, 9:45 am MDT

NBOME President and CEO John R. Gimpel, DO, MEd and NBOME Board Chair Richard J. LaBaere II, DO, MPH will provide updates on several developments at the organization, including the transition to pass/fail score reporting for COMLEX-USA Level 1; the progress of the Special Commission on Osteopathic Medical Licensure Assessment; the transition to Pearson administration of the COMLEX-USA series; and much more.

We encourage you to attend these sessions, or view them virtually, during EL 2022. For more information, visit: aacom.org/educatingleaders2022.