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NBOME Presents Latest Research at AACOM EL 2023

April 24, 2023

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 (EL) 2023, the annual conference of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, NBOME staff will present on some of this research:

Predictive Validity of MCAT Scores and Undergraduate GPA for COMLEX-USA Licensure Exam Performance
April 26 | 1:45 – 2:15 pm ET
With Erik Guercio and Mark R. Speicher, PhD, MHA, AACOM; Kenneth Royal, PhD, MS, Christian Meyer, and Cynthia Searcy, PhD, AACOM; and Jeanne M. Sandella, DO, NBOME vice president, professional development initiatives & communications, Joseph Flamini, MBA, vice president for administration/COO, and Tsung-Hsun T. Tsai, PhD, associate vice president for assessment services & research, NBOME
This study examines MCAT predictive value for osteopathic medical schools, specifically, how well they predict performance on COMLEX-USA Level 1 and Level 2-CE and how that performance is broken down by sex, race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Learn more.

A Study on the COMSAE Phase 3 Usage
April 27 | 7:30 – 8:30 am ET
Poster Presentation by Xia Mao, PhD, director for psychometrics and research
This study investigates the characteristics of the population of the COMSAE Phase 3 test-takers since 2018 when the new blueprint was implemented, and the relationship between the scores of the COMSAE Phase 3 and COMLEX Level 3 for this population. Learn more.

COMSAE Phase 2: Patterns, Preparation and Expectations for COMLEX-USA Level 2-CE
April 27 | 7:30 – 8:30 am ET
Poster Presentation by Rong Jin, PhD, senior psychometrician
This study explores COMSAE Phase 2 use by candidates and its impact on COMLEX-USA Level 2-CE performance. Learn more.

NBOME Update: Building Momentum for the Value of Osteopathically Distinctive Assessment
April 27 | 2:45 – 3:45 pm ET
With John R. Gimpel, DO, MEd, NBOME president and CEO; and Richard J. LaBaere, DO, MPH, NBOME board chair
At this session, Gimpel and LaBaere will discuss the various accomplishments of the NBOME over the last year, including the continued support of and advocacy for DOs and their COMLEX-USA credential; the transition to Pass/Fail scoring for COMLEX-USA Level 1; the transition to Pearson VUE for COMLEX-USA administration; the work of the Core Competency Capstone for DOs (C3DO) Task Force, and much more. Learn more.

We encourage you to attend these sessions, or view them virtually, during EL 2023. The NBOME is proud to be a platinum sponsor of EL 2023, and staff members will be onsite at booth #301 to answer questions about enhancements to COMLEX-USA, the progress of C3DO, advocacy and education resources, and more.

For more information, visit: aacom.org/programs-events/educating-leaders.

About the NBOME:
The NBOME is an independent, non-governmental, nonprofit assessment organization committed to protecting the public by providing the means to assess competencies for osteopathic medicine and related health care professions. NBOME’s COMLEX-USA examination series is a requirement for graduation from colleges of osteopathic medicine and provides the pathway to licensure for osteopathic physicians in the United States and numerous international jurisdictions.

Renee Cree, MA
Director for Communications