COMLEX-USA Overview and Outcomes

COMLEX-USA (Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination of the United States) is a three-level, national standardized licensure examination designed for licensure for the practice of osteopathic medicine. COMLEX-USA is designed to assess osteopathic medical knowledge, knowledge fluency, clinical skills, and other competencies essential for practice as an osteopathic generalist physician. The first two components are generally a graduation requirement for attaining a DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) degree from colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States. Components can also be used for entry into and promotion within graduate medical education (residency) training programs. For more information visit: https://www.nbome.org/exams-assessments/comlex-usa/

COMLEX-USA Level 1 is a problem- and symptom-based assessment, administered in a time-measured environment that integrates the foundational biomedical sciences and other areas of medical knowledge relevant to solving clinical problems and promoting and maintaining health in providing osteopathic medical care to patients. Competency domains assessed include application of osteopathic medical knowledge, osteopathic patient care and osteopathic principles and practice, communication, professionalism and ethics. Students take the COMLEX-USA Level 1 exam between their second and third year.

COMLEX-USA Level 2-Cognitive Evaluation (CE) is a one-day computer-based assessment that integrates application of knowledge in clinical science and foundational biomedical sciences and osteopathic principles with other physician competencies related to the clinical care of patients and promoting health in supervised clinical settings. Competency domains assessed include application of osteopathic medical knowledge, osteopathic patient care and osteopathic principles and practice, communication, systems-based practice, practice-based learning and improvement, professionalism and ethics.

The COMLEX-USA Level 2-Performance Evaluation (Level 2-PE) is a patient-presentation-based assessment of fundamental clinical skills evaluated through 12 encounters with standardized patients. Candidates assess problem-centered patient presentations. Each candidate must personally perform the clinical skills with standardized patients as appropriate in a timely, efficient, safe and effective manner. The examination augments the Level 2-Cognitive Evaluation (CE) through an assessment of six fundamental clinical skills for osteopathic medical practice within two scored examination domains: The Humanistic Domain and the Biomedical/Biomechanical Domain.

COMLEX-USA Level 3 is a two-day computer-based examination assessing competence in the foundational competency domains required for generalist physicians to deliver safe and effective osteopathic medical care and promote health in unsupervised clinical settings. Competency domains assessed include application of osteopathic medical knowledge, osteopathic patient care and osteopathic principles and practice, communication, professionalism and ethics. Competency assessment occurs in the context of clinical and patient presentations and systems-based practice as required for entry into the unsupervised practice of osteopathic medicine as an independently practicing osteopathic generalist physician and for readiness for lifelong learning and practice-based learning and improvement.

_PM72723
IMG_1553
IMG_0349_PSD

CHSU-COM COMLEX Results

COMLEX-USA Level 1 – First Time Pass Rates:
CHSU-COM and National

Class CHSU-COM National
Class of 2024 TBA TBA
Class of 2025 TBA TBA
Class of 2026 TBA TBA
Class of 2027 TBA TBA

 

COMLEX-USA Level 2-CE – First Time Pass Rates:
CHSU-COM and National

Class CHSU-COM National
Class of 2024 TBA TBA
Class of 2025 TBA TBA
Class of 2026 TBA TBA
Class of 2027 TBA TBA

 

COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE – First Time Pass Rates:
CHSU-COM and National

Class CHSU-COM National
Class of 2024 TBA TBA
Class of 2025 TBA TBA
Class of 2026 TBA TBA
Class of 2027 TBA TBA

 

COMLEX-USA Level 3 – First Time Pass Rates:
CHSU-COM and National

Class CHSU-COM National
Class of 2024 TBA TBA
Class of 2025 TBA TBA
Class of 2026 TBA TBA
Class of 2027 TBA TBA