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Percentile Score Converter

This tool will help convert a three-digit COMLEX-USA score into a percentile based on the cohort of students who took the examination.

The NBOME supports a holistic review of candidates for residency, in accordance with the Coalition for Physician Accountability’s UGRC recommendations. With growing support for the equivalent use of COMLEX-USA and USMLE for residency applications, the NBOME provides this tool to help anyone who wants to better understand COMLEX-USA scores.

This tool will help convert a three-digit COMLEX-USA score into a percentile based on the cohort of students who took the examination.

This tool can help users to understand what a score means relative to other applicant’s scores within the same testing cycle.

(Note: COMLEX-USA Level 1 transitioned to reporting only Pass/Fail scores as of May 10, 2022.) Percentile conversions for this examination are therefore only available through the 2021-2022 testing cycle.

At the end of each COMLEX-USA testing cycle, three digit scores from all candidates testing in that cycle are used to calculate percentiles for that cohort. (Note: Typically, the NBOME updates the percentiles in July/August when the complete testing cycle data is available.) Percentile scores are dependent on the performance of all candidates in a given testing cycle; therefore, three digit scores for a given Level examination may correspond to different percentiles for different testing cycles.

Learn more about interpreting COMLEX-USA scores.

HOW TO USE THE PERCENTILE SCORE CONVERTER


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