Residency Placements and Match Results

UNE COM Residency Placements

UNE COM is one of the top 10 medical schools in the nation for matching graduates with their first-choice residency program, according to US News & World Report. Recent graduates have accepted residencies in Anesthesiology; Emergency Medicine; Family Medicine; Internal Medicine; Pediatrics; Neurology; Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine; Obstetrics and Gynecology; Pathology; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Psychiatry; and General, Orthopedic, Neuro, and Vascular Surgery.

Residency Match Information

UNE Class Year 2019 2020 2021 2022
Class Size 178 168 176 163
Number of Students Placed in GME 175 165 173 162
American Osteopathic Association 23 0 0 0
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education 143 156 167 156
Military 9 9 6 6
Deferred post-graduate training by 1 year 3 3 3 1
Placement Rate 98% 98% 98% 99%

Residencies by Specialty

UNE COM Class of 2021 matched in a variety of specialties and will be training in sites across the country.

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Post-Graduate Training Destinations

Post-graduate training destinations and specialties for UNE COM graduates from 2017–2021.

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COM By the Numbers


percentage of our graduates that practice in primary care disciplines

(i.e., Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics)

provider of physicians for Maine.

Top 10

We rank in the top 10 medical schools where graduates are most likely to match with their first choice residency program

Top 10

We rank in the top ten for mean score on the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination of the U.S. Levels 1, 2, and 3.


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 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 2018–April 2019 98.8% 93%
May 2019–April 2020 97.8% 94.3%
May 2020–April 2021 98.1% 93.7%
May 2021–April 2022* 94.4% 92.2%
May 2022–April 2023* as of July 26, 2022 96.9% 94.9%

First-Time Pass Rates for COMLEX Level 2 Cognitive Evaluation (CE)

Testing Cycle First-Time Pass Rate National Pass Rate
June 2018–May 2019 98.9% 95.6%
June 2019–May 2020 99.4% 96.8%
June 2020–May 2021 98.3% 96.5%
June 2021–May 2022* 97.6% 95%

First-Time Pass Rates for COMLEX-USA Level 2 Performance Evaluation (PE)

The NBOME indefinitely postponed the COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE in 2020. Please refer to NBOME for the latest information.

Testing Cycle First-Time Pass Rate National Pass Rate
March 2017–February 2018 92.4% 93.2%
March 2018–February 2019 92.8% 93.2%
March 2019–March 2020 90.4% 92%

First-Time Pass Rate for COMLEX-USA Level 3

Testing Cycle First-Time Pass Rate Number of Students
September 2018–December 2019 99.1% 229
January 2020–December 2020 98.7% 156
January 2021–December 2021* 97.5% 157
January 2022–December 2022* as of July 26, 2022 99.1% 105

*Data represent all test takers during the specified cycle. First-time test taker results for these cycles are not yet available from NBOME.