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NBOME to Showcase Research at AACOM Educating Leaders 2024

April 16, 2024

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) 2024, the annual conference of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, NBOME staff will present on some of this research:


A National Standard for Osteopathic Clinical Skills: Four COMs’ Experience Administering the C3DO

Wednesday, April 17 | 9:45 – 10:15 am

With Jeanne M. Sandella, DO, Vice President for Professional Development Initiatives and Communications

This panel will present an overview and update on the NBOME’s multi-year project with inclusion of the COM perspective. Panel members include faculty and staff from the NBOME and lead faculty from the four COMs who participated in 2023.


NBOME Update 2024: Soaring Towards the Future of Assessment

Wednesday, April 17 | 10:30 – 11:30 am

With Lori A. Kemper, DO, MS, Board Chair and John R. Gimpel, DO, MEd, President and CEO

As NBOME celebrates 90 years in 2024, this talk will highlight how osteopathic assessments continue to earn the trust of state licensing boards, residency program directors, COMs, and the medical community. This program will highlight how the NBOME, and its more than 850 National Faculty members, ensure these assessments continue to reflect the evolving practice of osteopathic medicine.

Impact of COMLEX-USA Level 1 Pass/Fail Score Reporting on Level 1 Performance and Student Stress

Thursday, April 18 | 11:20 – 11:40 am

With Mark S. Dawley, MBA, Vice President for Licensure Assessment Services and Jeanne M. Sandella, DO

This session explores how the shift to pass/fail score reporting for COMLEX-USA Level 1 has impacted Level 1 examination performance, candidates’ perceived stress level leading up to their administration, and how they may have changed their preparation strategy for the examination.

COMAT-SE (Self Evaluation): A Novel Approach to Assessing Osteopathic Principles & Practice

Poster Presentation by Jennifer Grisolano, MA, Associate Director for Test Development with Jinghua Liu, PhD, MBA

The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Residents’ Performance on Medical Licensure Examination

Poster Presentation by Mark S. Dawley, MBA

All times are in Central Daylight Time.

The NBOME is proud to be a diamond sponsor of EL 2024, and staff members will be onsite at booth #301 to answer questions about enhancements to COMLEX-USA, COMAT, and COMSAE; the progress of C3DO; advocacy and education resources, and more.

For more information about EL 2024, visit: aacom.org/programs-events/educating-leaders-2024.