National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners

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National Osteopathic Board
of Medical Examiners
National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners logo.png
Abbreviation NBOME
Formation 1934
Type Professional association
Headquarters Chicago, IL
Location United States
Official languages English
President John R. Gimpel, DO, M.Ed., FACOFP, FAAFP
Website nbome.org
Former name National Osteopathic Board of Examiners for Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, Inc.

The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), founded in 1934 as the National Osteopathic Board of Examiners for Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, Inc.,[1][2] is a United States examination board which sets state recognized examinations for osteopathic medical students and began administering exams in February 1935.[2][3] The NBOME is an independent, not-for-profit organization and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.[4] The NBOME states that its mission is "to protect the public by providing the means to assess competencies for osteopathic medicine and related health care professions."[5] The NBOME conducts research to monitor the quality of the COMLEX examinations.[1]

The Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX) is a multi-part professional examination and must be passed successfully before a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) can obtain a license to practice medicine in the United States.

History[edit]

In 1987, the name was changed from National Osteopathic Board of Examiners for Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, Inc. to the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, Inc.[2]

The NBOME began administering the COMLEX Level 1 in 1998; COMLEX Level 2 in 1997, and COMLEX Level 3 in 1995. The NBOME transitioned to computer-based versions of the COMLEX Level 2 in July, 2005; COMLEX Level 3 in September, 2005 and COMLEX Level 1 in May, 2006.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Meoli, FG; Cavalieri, T; Buser, B; Smoley, J; Shen, L (November 2000). "National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners in the 21st century.". The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 100 (11): 703–6. PMID 11140125. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. "Bulletin of Information". American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "About NBOME". National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. 2010. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Contacting the NBOME". National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. 2010. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "General Information". National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. 2010. Retrieved 2 October 2012.