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. Here you will find all of the NBOME's published and presented research, as well as research that has helped shape the formation and development of the NBOME's assessment tools.
Recently Published Research
"How the Quadruple Aim Widens the Lens on the Transition to Residency"
Journal of Graduate Medical Education | December 2022
"The Predictive Value of the Residency AOBFP In-Service Exam, Produced and Administered by ACOFP"
Family Medicine | September 2022
"UGRC 2021 recommendations on GME transition: pros and cons, opportunities and limitations"
Journal of Osteopathic Medicine | September 2022
Research on COMLEX-USA Computer-Based Examinations
Mao X, Boulet JR, Sandella JM, Oliverio M, Smith LM. A Validity Study of COMLEX-USA Level 3 with New Test Design. Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. In press. ·
Barnum S, Craig B, Wang X, Sandella JM, Tsai T-H, Boulet JR, Wang Y. A Concordance Study of COMLEX-USA and USMLE Scores. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 2022;14(1):53-59. doi:10.4300/JGME-D-21-00499.1 ·
Mao X, Zhang Q, Clem A. An Exploration of an Integrated Approach for Enemy Item Identification. International Journal of Intelligent Technologies and Applied Statistics. 2021:14(2):123-134. doi:10.6148/IJITAS.202106_14(2).0004 ·
Craig B, Wang X, Sandella JM, Tsai T-H, Kuo D, Finch C. Examining concurrent validity between COMLEX-USA Level 2-Cognitive Evaluation and COMLEX-USA Level 2-Performance Evaluation. Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. 2021. doi:10.1515/jom-2021-0007 ·
Wang X, Maeda H, Craig B, Tsai T-H, Sandella JM, Fleury M. Meaningful use of COMSAE Phase 1 in preparation for COMLEX-USA Level 1. Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. 2021. doi:0.1515/jom-2020-0190 ·
Hudson KM, Tsai T-H, Finch C, Dickerman JL, Liu S, Shen L. A Validity Study of COMLEX-USA Level 2-CE and COMAT Clinical Subjects: Concurrent and Predictive Evidence. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 2019;11(5):521-526. doi:10.4300/JGME-D-19-00157.1 ·
Shao C, Liu S, Yang H, Tsai T-H. Automated Test Assembly Using SAS Operations Research Software in a Medical Licensing Examination. Applied Psychological Measurement. 2020;44(3):219-233. doi:10.1177/0146621619847169 ·
Hudson KM, Feinberg G, Hempstead L, Zipp C, Gimpel JR, Wang Y. Association between performance on COMLEX-USA and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians in-service examination. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 2018;10(5):543-547. doi:10.4300/JGME-D-17-00997.1 ·
O’Neill TR, Peabody MR, Song H. The predictive validity of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners' COMLEX-USA examinations with regard to outcomes on American Board of Family Medicine examinations. Academic Medicine. 2016;91(11):1568-1575. doi:10.1097/ACM.0000000000001254 ·
Sandella JM, Gimpel JR, Smith LL, Boulet JR. The use of COMLEX-USA and USMLE for residency applicant selection. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 2016;8(3):358-363. doi:10.4300/JGME-D-15-00246.1 ·
Li F, Kalinowski K, Song H, Bates B. Relationships between the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Achievement Test (COMAT) subject examinations and the COMLEX-USA level 2-cognitive evaluation. Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. 2014;114(9):714-721. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2014.140 ·
Li F, Gimpel JR, Arenson E, Song H, Bates BP, Ludwin F. The relationship between COMLEX-USA scores and performance on the AOBEM Part I certifying exam. Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. 2014;114(4):260-266. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2014.051 ·
Langenau EE, Pugliano G, Roberts BR, Hostoffer R. Summary of ACOP (American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians) program directors’ annual reports for first-year residents and relationships between resident competency performance ratings and COMLEX-USA test scores. Electronic Journal of the American College of Osteopathic Physicians. 2010;2(7). https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED514030 ·
Wong SK, Ramirez J, Helf SC. Student performance on levels 1 and 2-CE of COMLEX-USA: Do elective upper-level undergraduate science courses matter? Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. 2009;109(11):592-598. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2009.109.11.592 ·
Sevensma SC, Navarre G, Richards RK. COMLEX-USA and in-service examination scores: Tools for evaluating medical knowledge among residents. Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. 2008;108(12):713-716. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2008.108.12.713 ·
Evans P, Wen FK. Does the medical college admission test predict global academic performance in osteopathic medical school? Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. 2007;107(4):157-162. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2007.107.4.157 ·
Dixon D. Relation between variables of preadmission, medical school performance, and COMLEX–USA levels 1 and 2 performance. Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. 2004;4(8):332-336. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2004.104.8.332 ·
Evans P, Goodson LB, Schoffman SI, Baker HH. Relations between academic performance by medical students and COMLEX–USA level 2: A multisite analysis. Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. 2003;103(11):551-556. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2003.103.11.551 ·
Cavalieri TA, Shen L, Slick GL. Predictive validity of osteopathic medical licensing examinations for osteopathic medical knowledge measured by graduate written examinations. Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. 2003;103(7):337-342. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2003.103.7.337 ·
Meoli FG, Wallace WS, Kaiser-Smith J, Shen L. Relationship of osteopathic medical licensure examinations with undergraduate admission measures and predictive value of identifying future performance in osteopathic principles and practice/osteopathic manipulative medicine courses and rotations. Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. 2002;102(11):615-620. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2002.102.11.615 ·
Hartman SE, Bates BP, Sprafka SA. Correlation of scores for the comprehensive osteopathic medical licensing examination with osteopathic medical school grades. Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. 2001;101(6):347-349. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2001.101.6.347 ·
Baker HH, Foster RW, Bates BP, et al. Relationship between academic achievement and COMLEX-USA level 1 performance: A multisite study. Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. 2000;100(4):238-242. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2000.100.4.238 ·
Baker HH, Cope MK, Fisk R, Gorby JN, Foster RW. Relationship of preadmission variables and first- and second-year course performance to performance on the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners’ COMLEX–USA level 1 examination. Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. 2000;100(3):153-161. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2000.100.3.153 ·
Norcini JJ, Shea JA. The credibility and comparability of standards. Applied Measurement in Education. 1997;10(1):39–59. doi: 10.1207/s15324818ame1001_3 ·