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Statement Regarding COMLEX-USA Level 1 Score Report

March 3, 2023

Please see the statement below from NBOME President and CEO John R. Gimpel, DO, MEd, on the use of Performance Profile Pages that accompany COMLEX-USA Level 1 Pass/Fail Score Reports:

We have been made aware that staff at several clinical rotation sites have requested that osteopathic medical students share the formative performance profile pages that accompany the COMLEX-USA Level 1 Pass/Fail Score Reports. They reportedly were unaware that this information is only shared with the osteopathic medical student and their dean for continuous professional development proposes and to foster a growth mindset, and is not intended to be shared outside of that purpose/relationship. They were also unaware that this places the student in a difficult position in that students are discouraged from sharing this information for other purposes.

To that end, we have drafted a memo for any clinical rotation site staff or programs who request this formative information to clarify its purpose.

View the memo

Click here for more information on COMLEX-USA Level 1 pass/fail score reporting.

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