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COMLEX-USA and Residency Match Results


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 2015–April 2016 95.3% 92.3%
May 2016–April 2017 94.4% 92.7%
May 2017–April 2018 98.8% 96%
May 2018–April 2019 98.8% 93%

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

Testing Cycle First-Time Pass Rate National Pass Rate
June 2015–May 2016 93.3% 92.2%
June 2016–May 2017 96% 93.2%
June 2017–May 2018 94.7% 92.8%
June 2018–May 2019 98.9% 95.6%

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

Testing Cycle First-Time Pass Rate National Pass Rate
March 2015–February 2016 94.6% 93%
March 2016–February 2017 94.7% 92.9%
March 2017–March 2018 92.4% 93.2%
March 2018–March 2019 92.8% 93.2%

First-time pass rate for COMLEX-USA Level 3

Testing Cycle First-Time Pass Rate Number of Students
March 2014–February 2015 97.7% 131
March 2015–February 2016 94.5% 128
March 2016–February 2017 99.1% 115
March 2017–May 2018 97.3% 219

Residency Match Information

The UNE COM 2016 2017 2018 2019
Class Size 124 165 179 178
No. Matched 118 161 168 175
AOA 32 57 35 23
ACGME 79 91 123 143
Military 7 13 10 9
Deferred Postgraduate Training 1 Year 6 4 11 3

Residencies by specialty

UNE COM Class of 2019 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 2015-2019

Four 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

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