OCTOBER 19, 2006


OSU medicine graduates lead nation in national board exam

The OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating class of 2006 recently scored first in average score on the Level 2 Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA) board examination. The exam, taken in a student's fourth year of schooling, evaluates the student’s knowledge in the clinical areas of medicine and surgery and clinical problem-solving skills.

OSU students also scored second in the nation in pass rate. A total of 94.5 percent of the 91 OSU students tested passed.

The examination is one of several administered by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, Inc. The NBOME examinations have been the primary pathway by which osteopathic physicians have applied for licensure to practice osteopathic medicine. The COMLEX-USA examination sequence is accepted for licensure in all 50 states. A passing score on these examinations verifies a student's adequacy of medical knowledge for practicing osteopathic medicine.

Contact: Marla Schaefer, OSU Center for Health Sciences, 918.561.5811