A Letter From Our President

March 20, 2020

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is putting extraordinary stress on our personal and professional lives. We at NBOME understand and appreciate what everyone is doing across the osteopathic medical community and within our other partner organizations. We want to thank you for all you are doing on behalf of your educational and clinical communities during this challenging time.  As we shift to alternate ways to communicate, share, educate, and assess, the NBOME is dedicated to supporting our stakeholders through this unprecedented time.

We have made some significant changes and enhancements to our assessment programs as of this date:

And coming soon, the NBOME will continue to support you all with:

AT Still, MD, DO, the founder of osteopathic medicine, spoke regularly about the body’s innate capacity to heal itself and that DOs needed to partner with patients and their bodies, minds and spirits to find and maintain health. As we temporarily shift our lives to elevate efforts for social distancing, we are reminded to take care of each other and ourselves. The NBOME will assist in any way we can to partner with you all for your assessment needs.  We are continuing our work to support you and our mission during the social distancing period, and when we can resume regular testing, the NBOME will be ready.



John R. Gimpel, DO, MEd
President and CEO
National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners