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NBOME

COMAT Administrations

UPDATED MARCH 23, 2020

To enable College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty and students to continue their important work during this challenging time, the NBOME developed an alternative assessment delivery method for the COMAT examination series, launching these as “COMAT Self-Proctored (COMAT-SP)” exam forms.

NBOME has developed plans to enable COMs to deliver COMAT Subject Exams and FBS Exams to students in remote locations, including student residences. We will implement this change beginning on Monday, March 30, 2020.  NBOME will provide further information regarding this method of examination delivery through an informational webinar on Wednesday, March 25th and email communications. At this time, the examination launch and administration will not involve high-security remote proctoring tools. Remote proctoring will be further studied but will not be available in this time frame. The integrity of these administrations will rely on the honor system and codes of conduct of each educational institution, and schools will determine, as they do with other COMAT exam forms, how to interpret the scores and factor that into overall student evaluation. Further information about implications for scoring will be provided in the future.

NBOME is committed to supporting COMs and COM students using COMAT through this process. We will continue to communicate as the availability is confirmed. Please feel free to contact us with questions at clientservices@nbome.org.

For more information on other COMAT exams, please click here.

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