The NBOME provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act for candidates taking the COMLEX-USA examinations who provide the required documentation substantiating that they are a person with a disability.
Instructions to Request Test Accommodations
Request Accommodation: Prior COMLEX-USA Accommodations
Request Accommodation: Pregnancy or Lactation
Request Accommodation: Diabetes
Submit a request by completing the application form and sending it with the required supporting documentation to NBOME Test Accommodations.
- By Email (preferred)
- By Mail
101 West Elm Street
Conshohocken, PA 19428
A completed application with full supporting documentation is generally evaluated and a decision rendered by the NBOME within approximately seventy-five (75) days of its receipt by the NBOME; however, additional processing time may be required if additional documentation is needed.
You may choose to schedule a standard (non-accommodated) examination while your accommodation application is pending. However, if your application is approved by the NBOME and testing accommodations are granted, and you have not yet taken the examination, you will have to cancel your scheduled examination date so the approved accommodation(s) can be attached to your testing profile. If you have taken the examination without accommodations before being notified of a decision, the NBOME will report your score as if you had not requested an accommodation.
Candidates are eligible to apply for test accommodations after completing one year of medical school. These candidates may apply even before their COM has made them eligible for COMLEX-USA Level 1 so they may remain on their COM’s schedule for testing with their class. Candidates not yet eligible for COMLEX-USA Level 1 that wish to apply for accommodations must submit documentation demonstrating completion of their first year such as an unofficial transcript, or signed and dated letter from a school official provided on school letterhead with their application materials.
For more details refer to the Bulletin of Information.