On the scheduled examination date, plan to arrive at the selected NBOME National Center for Clinical Skills Testing (NCCST) at least 30 minutes before the scheduled session to check in and complete the registration process. Candidates should anticipate heavy traffic on the way to the center and plan accordingly.
The high-stakes nature and complexity of this examination allow little flexibility with regard to unforeseen delays. Late arrivals risk being unable to take the exam and forfeiting a significant portion of the registration fee. Prior to the examination day, students are encouraged to watch the video below, as well as to read the COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE Orientation Guide.
Candidate and Staff health screening. Exam staff will conduct thermal screenings of all candidates.
Enhanced cleaning procedures of high touch surfaces with hospital-grade disinfectant, plus daily deep-cleaning.
Larger capacity rooms will be used for registration and breaks.
Hand sanitizer will be available in all common areas, examination rooms, and at all SOAP note terminals.
Clear face masks issued to all candidates and standardized patients.
COVID-19 Health & Safety
What To Bring
One form of current government-issued photo identification (license preferred) and a printed confirmation page or email as proof of the examination date and time are required. Candidates whose identifications do not match their registration form will be considered a “No Show” and will be responsible for paying the appropriate administration fee to reschedule.
Wear a white lab coat.
Only standard stethoscopes are permitted. Your stethoscope may not contain anything identifying a school or association. The NBOME staff will provide you with a loaner stethoscope if needed during the onsite registration process. Alternatively, you may bring your own plain stethoscope. All other diagnostic equipment will be provided.
Candidates with disabilities, including hearing impairment, should refer to our application for testing accommodations.
What To Expect
All candidates will be digitally photographed as part of the registration process.
Communication During Testing
Once Orientation begins, candidates will not be permitted to leave the test center or have contact with others outside of the center by phone or other means until the conclusion of the examination.
For updates regarding the registration process during the pandemic, please visit our COVID-19 site.
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