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COMLEX-USA and Applying to Residency COVID-19 FAQS

Due to the suspension of COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE, DO residency applicants may have “incomplete” applications when ERAS opens up. Will this hurt DO applicants?

The NBOME continues to work with ERAS, OPDA, AACOM, AOA, ACGME, NBME and the Coalition for Physician Accountability to remind residency program directors that in this unusual application cycle, many medical students (DO, MD, and IMG) will not have all of the usual metrics that they are accustomed to using for interview selection and Match lists. We will continue to advocate that students should not be held accountable for results of licensure exams that they have been unable to take due to the pandemic.

Students who take COMLEX-USA Level 2-CE exam on or before September 26, 2020 will receive scores before the ERAS opens for the 2021 application process. (Score release dates for COMLEX-USA Level 2-CE)

Are there plans to eliminate the option to submit a Level 2-PE transcript for ERAS for this cycle? Can the NBOME just not report any COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE scores, even for those who have taken it?

When a transcript is requested through ERAS, the NBOME has an obligation to report complete examination history of COMLEX-USA. Withholding reporting of any licensure examination results is a violation of ERAS guidelines, and has been grounds for irregular conduct related to nondisclosure of important information reportable to state medical licensing boards. We will continue to advocate that students should not be held accountable for results of licensure exams that they have been unable to take due to the pandemic.



Reference Materials

Fundamental Osteopathic Medical Competency Domains

 

Resources

Client Registration System Tutorial

 

Candidate Assistance Program: Rescheduling Fee Waivers

 

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