COMLEX-USA and Residency Match Results

What is COMLEX-USA?

All osteopathic medical students are required to take COMLEX Levels 1 and 2. COMLEX Level 3 is taken during post-graduate medical training. The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) website (www.nbome.org) provides the following description of the COMLEX exams:

"The COMLEX-USA series is designed to assess the osteopathic medical knowledge and clinical skills considered essential for osteopathic generalist physicians to practice medicine without supervision. COMLEX-USA is constructed in the context of medical problem-solving which involves clinical presentations and physician tasks." For additional information on the NBOME and COMLEX exams, please refer to the website.

Students take the COMLEX level 1 following completion of their second year and level 2 after completion of their third year. Level 3 must be taken after graduation and during residency.

First-time pass rates for COMLEX-USA Level 1

Testing Cycle First- Time Pass Rate National Pass Rate
May 2010 - April 2011 94.5% 87.6%
May 2011 - April 2012 89.5% 91.8%
May 2012 - April 2013 94.9% 90.6%
May 2013 - April 2014 95% 92%
May 2014 - April 2015 95.1% 93.9%
May 2015 - APril 2016 95.3% 92.3%
May 2016 - April 2017 94.4% 92.7%

First time pass rates for COMLEX Level 2 Cognitive Evaluation (CE)

Testing Cycle First-Time Pass Rate National Pass Rate
June 2009 - May 2010 84.7% 82.6%
June 2010 - May 2011 88.1% 86.5%
June 2011 - May 2012 93.1% 86.8%
June 2012 - May 2013 92.7% 89.4%
June 2013 - May 2014 99.1% 92.3%
June 2014 - May 2015 90.8% 92.6%
June 2015 - May 2016 93.3% 92.2%
June 2016 - May 2017 96% 93.2%

First time pass rates for COMLEX-USA Level 2 Performance Evaluation (PE)

Testing Cycle First-Time Pass Rate National Pass Rate
June 2009 - May 2010 97.2% 94.8%
June 2010 - May 2011 98.3% 96.1%
June 2011 - May 2012 98.5% 95%
June 2012 - May 2013 95.0% 94.1%
July 2013 - June 2014 97.2% 92.6%
July 2014 - Feb 2015 92.5% 92.1%
March 2015 - Feb 2016 94.6% 93%
March 2016 - Feb 2017 94.7% 92.9%

First-time pass rate for COMLEX-USA Level 3

Testing Cycle First-Time Pass Rate Number of Students
Feb. 2010 - Jan. 2011 93.9% 126
Feb. 2011 - Jan. 2012 96.6% 149
Feb. 2012 - Jan. 2013 92.7% 123
Mar. 2013 - Feb. 2014 99.2% 132
Mar. 2014 - Feb. 2015 97.7% 131
Mar. 2015 - Feb. 2016 94.5% 128
Mar. 2016 - Feb 2017 99.1% 115

Residency Match Information

The UNE COM 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Class Size 119 131 122 116 115 124 165
No. Matched 118 126 119 114 112 118 161
AOA 34 33 36 45 37 32 57
ACGME 73 81 74 64 66 79 91
Military 11 12 9 5 9 7 13
Deferred Postgraduate Training 1 Year 1 5 3 2 3 6 4

Residencies by specialty

UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine's Class of 2017 matched in a variety of specialties and will be training in sites across the country.Pie chart of U N E College of Osteopathic Medicine students' residencies by specialty

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Post Graduate Training Destinations 2013-2017

Five years of post graduate training destinations and specialties for UNE COM graduates.U N E College of osteopathic medicine student post graduate training destinations pie chart

Specialties not represented in the chart: Adolescent & Child Psychology, Diagnostics Radiology, Interventional Radiology, Neurological Surgery, Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery, Preliminary Surgery, Radiology, Vascular Surgery, Urology.

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