COMLEX-USA

Overview

Students take the COMLEX-USA Level 1 exam between their second and third year. COMLEX-USA Level 1 is a problem- and symptom-based assessment, administered in a time-measured environment that integrates the foundational and basic 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. The exam assesses medical knowledge in the areas of anatomy, behavioral science, biochemistry, health promotion and disease prevention, microbiology, osteopathic principles, pathology, pharmacology, and physiology.

COMLEX-USA Level 2-Cognitive Evaluation (CE) is a problem- and symptom-based assessment, administered in a time-measured environment that integrates the fundamental clinical science disciplines and other areas of medical knowledge. The exam covers the following disciplines: Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Internal Medicine, Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Osteopathic Principles, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Surgery.

The COMLEX-USA Level 2-Performance Evaluation (Level 2-PE) provides an assessment of fundamental clinical skills. These skills are evaluated in the context of 12 clinical encounters and are required to be performed with standardized patients. The Level 2- PE is an assessment of six fundamental clinical skills 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. Students take COMLEX-USA Level 3 after graduating from medical school.

TouroCOM COMLEX Results

#1 in The US

in 2021 TouroCOM Harlem scored #1 in the US among Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine on the First Pass Rate of COMLEX-USA Level 1

COMLEX-USA Level 1 – First Time Pass Rates:
TouroCOM and National
 Middletown CampusHarlem CampusNational
2020-2021 93.94% 100.00% 93.70%
2019-2020 98.47%  96.36% 94.34%
2018-2019 98.54% 94.59% 92.99%
2017-2018 93.28% 97.74% 95.95%
2016-2017 95.12% 93.94% 92.68%

 

COMLEX-USA Level 2-CE – First Time Pass Rates:
TouroCOM and National
 Middletown CampusHarlem CampusNational
2020-2021 94.16% 98.28% 96.54%
2019-2020 97.01%  98.62% 96.84%
2018-2019 93.08% 96.85% 95.60%
2017-2018 85.37% 89.23% 92.82%
2016-2017   85.92% 93.20%

 

COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE* – First Time Pass Rates:
TouroCOM and National
* This exam has currently been suspended by the NBOME.
 Middletown CampusHarlem CampusNational
2019-2020 88.80% 86.60% 92.10%
2018-2019 83.80% 87.30% 93.20%
2017-2018 86.80% 83.40% 93.20%
2016-2017 92.50% 83.80% 92.90%
2015-2016   86.40% 93.00%

 

COMLEX-USA Level 3 – First Time Pass Rates:
TouroCOM and National
 Middletown CampusHarlem CampusNational
2020 98.45% 92.79% 97.01%
2019 98.88% 92.11% 96.96%
2018 94.96% 95.97% 97.46%
2017   91.71% 95.43%
2016   89.12% 96.74%