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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

COMLEX-USA Level 1 – First Time Pass Rates:
TouroCOM and National
 Middletown CampusHarlem CampusNational
2018-2019 98.54% 94.59% 92.99%
2017-2018 93.28% 97.74% 95.95%
2016-2017 95.12% 93.94% 92.68%
2015-2016   96.40% 92.28%

 

COMLEX-USA Level 2-CE – First Time Pass Rates:
TouroCOM and National
 Middletown CampusHarlem CampusNational
2018-2019 93.08% 96.85% 95.60%
2017-2018 85.37% 89.23% 92.82%
2016-2017   85.92% 93.20%
2015-2016   80.83% 92.15%

 

COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE – First Time Pass Rates:
TouroCOM and National
 Middletown CampusHarlem CampusNational
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
2018-2019 94.96% 95.97% 97.46%
2017-2018   91.71% 95.43%
2016-2017   89.12% 96.74%
2015-2016   86.43% 96.49%