Evidence of Clinical Skills Activities Inventory
On July 30, 2021, the NBOME released the Evidence of Clinical Skills Activities (ECSA) Inventory to all colleges and schools of osteopathic medicine. This Inventory was designed to collect information on assessment practices at colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs), namely:
- Osteopathic principles and performance of osteopathic manipulative treatment
- Physical examination skills
- History taking
- Formulating a diagnostic and treatment plan
- Physician patient communication and interpersonal skills
Reviewing the data from the ECSA Inventory has informed the Special Commission on Osteopathic Medical Licensure Assessment about the current activities conducted at the COMs in each clinical skill formerly assessed by the COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE. In addition, the Special Commission had promised to share information about the state of the state of clinical skills activities in osteopathic medical education.
Read the Evidence of Clinical Skills Activities Inventory Final Report
The findings in the ECSA Inventory guided the Special Commission in developing recommendations for the future of assessing osteopathic clinical skills. After a period of public commentary, those recommendations will be presented to the NBOME Board of Directors in June 2022.
Public announcements regarding the implementation of any recommendations—including guidelines for the Class of 2024—will be made in July 2022.
Read the Special Commission Recommendations