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Research

An Investigation of the Relationship Between COMLEX-USA Licensure Examination Performance and State Licensing Board Disciplinary Actions
Roberts, William L. EdD; Gross, Gretta A. DO, MEd; Gimpel, John R. DO, MEd; Smith, Larissa L. PhD; Arnhart, Katie PhD; Pei, Xiaomei PhD; Young, Aaron PhD. Academic Medicine. June 2020; 95(6):925-930. doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000003046.

CATALYST: Piloting a Longitudinal Assessment and Learning Program for Board Recertification and Continuous Professional Development.
Horber DT, Flamini J, Gimpel JR, Tsai TH, Shrum K, Hudson K. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, March 2020, Vol. 120, 190-200. doi:https://doi.org/10.7556/jaoa.2020.031

Selected Presentations
Hotaka Maeda, PhD, Xiaolin Wang, PhD, Stuart Barnum, MA, Mark Dawley, MBA, and Tsung-Hsun Tsai, PhD.  Score Relationship of COMLEX-USA Level 1, COMSAE Phase 1, […]

2019 United States Osteopathic Medical Regulatory Summit: Consensus, Recommendations, and Next Steps in Defining Osteopathic Distinctiveness
Gimpel JR, Belanger SI, Knebl JA, LaBaere RJ, Shaffer DC, Shannon SC, Shears T, Steingard SA, Turner MD, Williams DG, The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association: Vol. 120, 35-44. January 2020.

A Validity Study of COMLEX-USA Level 2-CE and COMAT Clinical Subjects: Concurrent and Predictive Evidence
Hudson K, Tsai T-H, Finch C Dickerman, JL, Liu S, Shen L. Journal of Graduate Medical Education: October 2019, Vol. 11, No. 5, pp. 521-526. https://doi.org/10.4300/JGME-D-19-00157.1

Automated Test Assembly Using SAS Operations Research Software in a Medical Licensing Examination
Shao C, Liu S, Yang H, & Tsai T-H. Applied Psychological Measurement : May 2019. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146621619847169

Enhancing COMLEX-USA: Evidence-based redesign of the osteopathic medical licensure examination program
Horber D, Gimpel JR, Program. Journal of Medical Regulation · 2018;104(3) · 11-18

Association between performance on COMLEX-USA and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians in-service examination
Hudson KM, Feinberg G, Hempstead L, Zipp C, Gimpel JR, Wang Y, · Journal of Graduate Medical Education 2018;10(5) · 543-547

Evidence-based redesign of the COMLEX-USA series
Gimpel JR, Horber D, Sandella JM, Knebl JA, Thornburg JE · Journal of the American Osteopathic Association · 2017;117(4) · 253-261

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
O’Neill TR, Peabody MR, Song H · Academic Medicine · 2016;91(11) · 1568-1575

Osteopathic manipulative technique scores on the COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE: An analysis of the skills assessed
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Preparation strategies of osteopathic medical students for the COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE
Sandella JM, Peters A, Smith LL, Gimpel JR · Journal of the American Osteopathic Association · 2016;116(4) · 234-242

The use of COMLEX-USA and USMLE for residency applicant selection
Sandella JM, Gimpel JR, Smith LL, Boulet JR · Journal of Graduate Medical Education · 2016;8(3) · 358-363

Redefining competency domains for osteopathic medical practice
Gimpel, JR · Journal of the American Osteopathic Association · 2016;116(9) · 568-570

Relationships between the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Achievement Test (COMAT) subject examinations and the COMLEX-USA level 2-cognitive evaluation
Li F, Kalinowski K, Song H, Bates B · Journal of the American Osteopathic Association · 2014;114(9) · 714-721

Stratified item selection and exposure control in unidimensional adaptive testing in the presence of 2D data
Kalinowski KE, Natesan P, Henson RK · Applied Psychological Measurement · 2014;38(7) · 563-576

Reliability and Validity of Conversion Formulas Between Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination of the United States Level 1 and United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1
Lee AS, Chang L, Feng E, Helf S · Journal of Graduate Medical Education · 2014;6(2) · 280-283

Patterns of misrepresentation of clinical findings on patient notes during the COMLEX-USA level 2-PE
Sandella JM, Smith LA, Gallagher LA, Langenau EE · Journal of the American Osteopathic Association · 2014;114(1) · 22-29

Consistency of interrater scoring of student performances of osteopathic manipulative treatment on COMLEX-USA level 2-PE
Sandella JM, Smith LA, Dowling DJ · Journal of the American Osteopathic Association · 2014;114(4) · 253-258

The relationship between COMLEX-USA scores and performance on the AOBEM Part I certifying exam
Li F, Gimpel JR, Arenson E, Song H, Bates BP, Ludwin F · Journal of the American Osteopathic Association · 2014;114(4) · 260-266

Keyboard data entry use among osteopathic medical students and residents
Helstrom JM, Langenau EE, Sandella JM, Mote BL · Journal of the American Osteopathic Association · 2014;114(4) · 274-82

Investigation of standardized patient ratings of humanistic competence on a medical licensure examination using Many-Facet Rasch Measurement and generalizability theory
Zhang X, Roberts WL · Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice · 2013;18(5) · 929-944

Performance on COMLEX-USA exams predicts performance on EM residency in-training exams
Pierce DL, Mirre-Gonzalez MA, Carter MA, Nug D, Salamanca Y · Academic Emergency Medicine · 2013;20(5) Suppl 1. · S219

Frequency of specific osteopathic manipulative treatment modalities used by candidates while taking COMLEX-USA level 2-PE
Langenau EE, Dowling DJ, Dyer C, Roberts WL · Journal of the American Osteopathic Association · 2012;112(8) · 509-513

Clinical skills assessment of procedural and advanced communication skills: Performance expectations of residency program directors
Langenau EE, Zhang X, Roberts WL, DeChamplain AF, Boulet JR · Medical Education Online · 2012;17

Prediction of osteopathic medical school performance on the basis of MCAT score, GPA, sex, undergraduate major, and undergraduate institution
Dixon D · Journal of the American Osteopathic Association · 2012;112(4) · 175-181

An evaluation of cost and appropriateness of care as recommended by candidates on a national clinical skills examination
Sandella JM, Boulet JR, Langenau EE · Teaching and Learning in Medicine · 2012;24(4) · 303-308

An investigation of construct validity of humanistic clinical skills on a medical licensure examination
Roberts WL, Solomon M, Langenau E · Patient Education and Counseling · 2011;82(2) · 214-221

Fairness to students top priority
Langenau E, Sandella J, Gimpel JR · Family Medicine · 2012;44(1) · 53-54

Modeling relationships between traditional preadmission measures and clinical skills performance on a medical licensure examination
Roberts WL, Pugliano G, Langenau E, Boulet JR · Advances in Health Sciences Education · 2011;17(3) · 403–417

Pass/fail patterns of candidates who failed COMLEX-USA level 2-PE because of misrepresentation of clinical findings on postencounter notes
Langenau EE, Sandella JM · Journal of the American Osteopathic Association · 2011;111(7) · 432-436

Relationship between standardized patient checklist item accuracy and performing arts experience
Langenau EE, Dyer C, Roberts WL, De Champlain AF, Montrey DP, Sandella JM · Simulation in Healthcare · 2011;6(3) · 150-154

A primer on how to select osteopathic applicants to an allopathic general surgery residency
Schenarts PJ, Termuhlen PM, Pasley J, Rose JS, Friedell ML · Journal of Surgical Education · 2011;68(3) · 239-245

Relationship between encounter time and candidate performance on COMLEX-USA level 2-PE
Sandella JM, Roberts WL, Langenau EE · Journal of the American Osteopathic Association · 2011;111(1) · 38-43

Relationships between high stakes clinical skills exam scores and program director global competency ratings of first-year pediatric residents
Langenau EE, Pugliano G, Roberts WL · Medical Education Online · 2011;16(1)

Quality assurance best practices for simulation-based examinations
Furman GE, Smee S, Wilson C · Simulation in Healthcare · 2010;5(4) · 226-231

Five-year summary of the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination level 2-performance evaluation (COMLEX-USA level 2-PE): Candidate performance and survey data.
Langenau E, Dyer C, Roberts WL, Wilson C, Gimpel J. · March 2010. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

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
Langenau EE, Pugliano G, Roberts BR, Hostoffer R · Electronic Journal of the American College of Osteopathic Physicians · 2010;2(7)

Effect of first-encounter pretest on pass/fail rates of a clinical skills medical licensure examination
Roberts WL, McKinley DW, Boulet JR. · Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice · 2010;15(2) · 219-227

Relationship between COMLEX and USMLE scores among osteopathic medical students who take both examinations
Chick DA, Friedman HP, Young VB, Solomon DE · Teach Learn Med · 2010;22(1) · 42801

Using standardized patients to assess the communication skills of graduating physicians for the comprehensive osteopathic medical licensing examination (COMLEX) level 2-performance evaluation (level 2-PE)
Weidner AC, Gimpel JR, Boulet JR, Solomon M · Teaching and Learning in Medicine · 2010;22(1) · pp 8-15

Student performance on levels 1 and 2-CE of COMLEX-USA: Do elective upper-level undergraduate science courses matter?
Wong SK, Ramirez J, Helf SC · Journal of the American Osteopathic Association · 2009;109(11) · 592-598

Patient note fabrication and consequences of unprofessional behavior in a high-stakes clinical skills licensing examination
Sandella JM, Roberts WL, Gallagher LA, Gimpel JR, Langenau EE, Boulet JR · Academic Medicine · 2009;84(10Suppl) · S70-73

The use of standardized patient assessments for certification and licensure decisions
Boulet JR, Smee SM, Dillon GF, Gimpel JR · Simulation in Healthcare · 2009;4(1) · 35-42

COMLEX-USA and in-service examination scores: Tools for evaluating medical knowledge among residents
Sevensma SC, Navarre G, Richards RK · Journal of the American Osteopathic Association · 2008;108(12) · 713-716

Setting standards for passing scores on medical licensure and credentialing examinations
Roberts WL, Boulet JR, Gimpel JR · Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association · 2008

Standardized patients and mechanical simulators in teaching and assessment at colleges of osteopathic medicine
Gimpel JR, Weidner AC, Boulet JR, Wilson C, Errichetti AM · Journal of the American Osteopathic Association · 2007;107(12) · 557-561

Relationships between clinical rotation subscores, COMLEX-USA examination results, and school-based performance measures
Cope MK, Baker HH, Foster RW, Boisvert CS · Journal of the American Osteopathic Association · 2007;107(11) · 502-510

Does the medical college admission test predict global academic performance in osteopathic medical school?
Evans P, Wen FK · Journal of the American Osteopathic Association · 2007;107(4) · 157-162

Relationships between scores on the COMLEX-USA level 2-performance evaluation and selected school-based performance measures
Baker HH, Cope MK, Adelman MA, Schuler S, Foster RW, Gimpel JR · Journal of the American Osteopathic Association · 2006;109(5) · 290-295

Survey on the clinical skills of osteopathic medical students
Gimpel JR, Boulet JR, Weidner AC · Journal of the American Osteopathic Association · 2006;106(5) · 296-301

Research methodology: Procedures for establishing defensible absolute passing scores on performance examinations in health professions education
Downing SM, Tekian A, Yudkowsky R · Teaching and Learning in Medicine · 2006;18(1) · 50–57

A work-centered approach for setting passing scores on performance-based assessments
McKinley DW, Boulet JR, Hambleton RK · Evaluation & the Health Professions · 2005;28(3) · 349–369

Assessing the ability of medical students to perform osteopathic manipulative treatment techniques
Boulet JR, Gimpel JR, Dowling DJ, Finley M · Journal of the American Osteopathic Association · 2004;104(5) · 203-211

Relation between variables of preadmission, medical school performance, and COMLEX–USA levels 1 and 2 performance
Dixon D · Journal of the American Osteopathic Association · 2004;4(8) · 332-336

Relations between academic performance by medical students and COMLEX–USA level 2: A multisite analysis
Evans P, Goodson LB, Schoffman SI, Baker HH · Journal of the American Osteopathic Association · 2003;103(11) · 551-556

Predictive validity of osteopathic medical licensing examinations for osteopathic medical knowledge measured by graduate written examinations
Cavalieri TA, Shen L, Slick GL · Journal of the American Osteopathic Association · 2003;103(7) · 337-42

Evaluating the clinical skills of osteopathic medical students
Gimpel JR, Boulet DO, Errichetti AM · Journal of the American Osteopathic Association · 2003;103(6) · 267-279

Setting defensible performance standards on OSCEs and standardized patient examinations
Boulet JR, De Champlain AF, McKinley DW · Medical Teacher · 2003;25(3) · 245–249

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
Meoli FG, Wallace WS, Kaiser-Smith J, Shen L · Journal of the American Osteopathic Association · 2002;102(11) · 615-620

State of the art in standardized patient programs: A survey of osteopathic medical schools
Errichetti AM, Gimpel JR, Boulet JR · Journal of the American Osteopathic Association · 2002;102(11) · 627-631

Correlation of scores for the comprehensive osteopathic medical licensing examination with osteopathic medical school grades
Hartman SE, Bates BP, Sprafka SA · Journal of the American Osteopathic Association · 2001;101(6) · 347-349

Setting performance standards on complex educational assessments
Hambleton RK, Jaeger RM, Plake BS, Mills C · Applied Psychological Measurement · 2000;24(4) · 355–366

Relationship between academic achievement and COMLEX-USA level 1 performance: A multisite study
Baker HH, Foster RW, Bates BP, et al · Journal of the American Osteopathic Association · 2000;100(4) · 238-242

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
Baker HH, Cope MK, Fisk R, Gorby JN, Foster RW · Journal of the American Osteopathic Association · 2000;100(3) · 153-161

A generalized examinee-centered method for setting standards on achievement tests
Cohen AS, Kane MT, Crooks TJ · Applied Measurement in Education · 1999;12(4) · 343–366

Designing and evaluating standard-setting procedures for licensure and certification tests
Kane MT, Crooks TJ, Cohen AS · Advances in Health Sciences Education · 1999;4(3) · 195-207

The credibility and comparability of standards
Norcini JJ, Shea JA · Applied Measurement in Education · 1997;10(1) · 39–59

A contrasting-groups approach to standard setting for performance assessments of clinical skills
Clauser BE, Clyman SG · Academic Medicine · 1994;69(10) · S42–S44

Guidelines for assessing clinical competence
Newble D, Dauphinee WD, Macdonald M, Dawson B, Page G, Swanson DB, et al · Teaching and Learning in Medicine · 1994;6(3) · 213-220

Passing Scores: A Manual for Setting Standards of Performance on Education and Occupational Tests
Livingston SA, Zieky MJ · Educational Testing Service · 1982

Scales, Norms and Equivalent Scores
Thorndike RL, editor, Angoff WH. · American Council on Education · 1971 · 508-600

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