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New and improved: NBOME’s Residency Program Director’s Guide to COMLEX-USA

The newly updated version of this guide explains how COMLEX-USA scores can help in evaluating residency program applicants.

The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners recently updated its Residency Program Director’s Guide to the COMLEX-USA.

The guide informs Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) program directors, program coordinators and other members of the graduate and undergraduate medical community about how COMLEX-USA scores can help in evaluating residency program applicants.

Included in the guide is an easy-to-use score converter that converts a three-digit COMLEX-USA score to a percentile rank and evidence of the validity and score concordance of COMLEX-USA.

New peer-reviewed articles included in the guide cover the use of COMLEX-USA and USMLE for residency applicant selection as well as the predictive validity of NBOME’s COMLEX-USA regarding outcomes of American Board of Family Medicine examinations.

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