NBOME

Item Writer of the Year

The NBOME annually undertakes an objective evaluation of the item writers who contributed to the exams. An author from each exam series whose items are a model for the type and format needed to produce a valid, high-quality examination that assesses competencies for osteopathic medicine and related health professions are honored with the Item Writer of the Year status.



Item Writers, Case Author and Case Writers of the Year · 2017


COMLEX-USA Program

Item Writer · Level 1

Rani Bright, MBSS, HCLD

Item Writer · Level 2-Cognitive Evaluation

Shannon C. Scott, DO

Case Author · Level 2-Perfomance Evaluation

Kathryn Brandt, DO, MS, MEdL

Item Writer · Level 3

Jaime M. Rawson, DO

Case Writer · Clinical Decision Making

Peter F. Bidey, DO, MSEd

Case Writer · Clinical Decision Making

Matthew F. Geromi, DO

Item Writer · Health Promotion and Disease Prevention/Health Care Delivery

Deborah L. Blackwell, DO

Item Writer · Osteopathic Principles and Practice

Lauren Noto-Bell, DO

COMAT Program

Item Writer · Clinical Disciplines

Daniel L. Griffin, DO

Item Writer · Foundational Biomedical Sciences

Jandy B. Hanna, PhD

Item Writers and Case Author of the Year · 2016

Press Release

Case Author of the Year

Steven T. O'Donnell, DO
COMLEX-USA Level 2-Performance Evaluation

Item Writer of the Year

Kathryn J. Leyva, PhD
COMLEX-USA Level 1

Item Writer of the Year

Brett S. Stecker, DO
COMLEX-USA Level 2-Cognitive Evaluation

Item Writer of the Year

Kara C. Mintier, DO
COMLEX-USA Level 3

Item Writer of the Year

Donna-Marie McMahon, DO, FAAP
COMAT Program

Item Writer of the Year

Joanna L. Drowos, DO, MPH, MBA
COMLEX-USA Health Promotion/Disease Prevention and Health Care Delivery

Item Writer of the Year

David B. Fuller, DO, FAAO
COMLEX-USA Osteopathic Principles and Practice

Item Writers and Case Author of the Year · 2015

Press Release


Case Author of the Year

  • Peter A. Bell, DO, MBA · COMLEX-USA Level 2-Performance Evaluation

Item Writers of the Year

  • Danielle L. Cooley, DO · COMAT Program
  • Thomas J. Fotopoulos, DO · COMLEX-USA Osteopathic Principles and Practice
  • Kathleen P. O'Hagan, PhD · COMLEX-USA Level 1
  • Joseph C. Nemcok, DO · COMLEX-USA Level 2-Cognitive Evaluation
  • Mark R. Speicher, PhD · COMLEX-USA Health Promotion and Disease Prevention/Health Care Delivery
  • Theodore A. Spevack, DO · COMLEX-USA Level 3 Cognitive Evaluation

Item Writers and Case Author of the Year · 2014

Case Author of the Year


Item Writers of the Year

Item Writers and Case Author of the Year · 2013

Case Author of the Year


Item Writers of the Year

Item Writers and Case Author of the Year · 2012


Case Author of the Year

  • Rubin Lin, DO, MSHS-HPE · COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE

Item Writers of the Year

  • Randy Kulesza, Jr, PhD · COMLEX-USA Level 1
  • Joseph C. Nemcok, DO · COMLEX-USA Level 2-CE
  • Elizabeth Petsche, JD · Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
  • Mollie M. James, DO, MPH · COMLEX-USA Level 3
  • Danielle Cooley, DO · Osteopathic Principles and Practice

Item Writers and Case Author of the Year · 2011


Case Author of the Year

  • John Hohner, DO · COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE

Item Writers of the Year

  • Kenneth Hentschel, DO, PhD · COMLEX-USA Level 1
  • Kathy LePard, PhD · COMLEX-USA Level 1
  • Steven Perkins, DO · COMLEX-USA Level 2-CE
  • Michelle DeVoe, DO · COMLEX-USA Level 3
  • Meredith Davison, PhD, MPH · Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
  • Jan Hendryx, DO · Osteopathic Principles and Practice
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