1. I am a member of the Class of 2022. Does this mean the NBOME will see how I performed on activities at my school?
No information will be collected regarding individual students’ performance on activities at each COM. The Inventory will only collect information about the activities themselves.
2. When will the Inventory be released?
The NBOME will conduct an introductory webinar for COM leadership on July 20. Following that session, the Inventory, along with a guide to assist in completing the Inventory, will be released to the Deans on July 30th.
3. I am a COM Dean or the contact person designated by a COM Dean to complete the Evidence of Clinical Skills Activities 2022 Inventory and I have questions about the process. How do I seek assistance?
We recommend reading the guide as a first step, but we recognize that additional questions will arise. In addition to the introductory webinar on July 20, the NBOME will host three informational webinars for COM Deans and designated contact persons throughout the process to answer questions about the Inventory.
COM Deans and contact persons can also email the NBOME for assistance using the email address included in the guide. The NBOME will compile and regularly update a FAQ list from questions received, making it available to all of the COMs as they work on the Inventory.
4. Is the Inventory the sole part of the enhanced attestation?
No, the enhanced attestation pathway is a two-part process. At graduation, Deans will still need to complete an online attestation for each graduating student, following the same process in the Dean’s NBOME Portal as for the classes of 2020 and 2021. The attestation declares that the student is in good academic and professional standing, meets the requirements to graduate from the COM, and has demonstrated the fundamental osteopathic clinical skills necessary for graduation.
5. How will the information provided on the Inventory be shared?
The information supplied on the Inventory will be used to support the attestation provided by the COM for the Class of 2022. Specific information for each COM will not be shared or published. Reports of de-identified data in the aggregate may be shared publicly and used to inform future osteopathic clinical skills education and assessment practices.
6. How does this fit into the eligibility pathway for Level 3?
Candidates for Level 3 will still need attestation from their residency program director that they are in good academic and professional standing. For more on eligibility for Level 3 for the Class of 2022, see here.