Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Self-Assessment Examination (COMSAE): COMSAE is a self-assessment examination for osteopathic students and residents to gauge the base of their knowledge and ability as they prepare to take a COMLEX-USA cognitive examination. Each COMSAE examination consists of 200 questions that are in a format and structure like COMLEX-USA cognitive examinations. Scoring and reporting are also similar. Students will be required to take at least one school-organized COMSAE during the Spring semester of the OMS-II year. Based on the COMSAE score and other academic criteria, LMU-DCOM will determine eligibility for students to take the COMLEX Level 1 during the summer following the OMS-II year. Students must take and pass COMLEX Level 1 within 1 year following the completion of didactics.
Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX): The COMLEX-USA series, administered by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), is an examination sequence with three levels. While all examination Levels have the same two-dimensional content structure, the depth and emphasis of each Level parallels the educational experiences of the candidate. This progressive nature of the COMLEX-USA examinations ensures the consistency and continuity of the measurement objectives of the osteopathic medical licensing examinations (www.nbome.org).
All LMU-DCOM medical students are required to take and pass COMLEX Level 1, Level 2-CE, and Level 2-PEthe Clinical Skills Workshop prior to graduation. Examination dates will be provided to the students. Students are responsible for the fees associated with the COMLEX exams. LMU-DCOM does not pay for the COMLEX exams. A student who fails any COMLEX level exam (either 1, 2- CE, or 2-PE) 3 times will be required to present before the Student Progress Committee.
Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Achievement Test (COMAT): The NBOME's COMAT Series include eight core clinical disciplines: Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Osteopathic Principles and Practice, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Surgery. Each subject examination is designed for standardized assessment in core osteopathic medical disciplines. COMAT examinations assess an osteopathic student's achievement level on those subjects, with an emphasis on clinical application. COMAT provides DCOM with readily available, nationally standardized examination modules to assess their students, including for the purposes of evaluating education across varied clinical rotation sites. Students are allowed a maximum of three COMAT attempts per discipline. Students must re-take failed COMATs within 90 days of the failed attempt.