COMLEX Information


All students are required to have passed Level 1, Level 2-CE and Level 2-PE of the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA) before the DO degree will be awarded. COMLEX-USA is a three-level, national standardized examination series used by all medical licensing authorities to make licensing decisions for osteopathic physicians. It is designed to assess the osteopathic medical knowledge, knowledge fluency, and clinical skills considered essential for osteopathic generalist physicians to practice osteopathic medicine. COMLEX-USA examinations use a criterion-referenced standard setting methodology. The minimum passing score for COMLEX-USA Level 1 or Level 2-CE is 400, with a mean score between 500 and 550. Passing Levels 1 and 2 means a candidate has demonstrated competence to enter into supervised clinical practice settings, enter graduate medical education, and prepare for lifelong learning.


Please see Overview of COMLEX-USA for additional details:


AACOM/NBOME joint press release: American Medical Association Officially Recognizes COMLEX- USA’s Equality with USMLE (December 4, 2018): MSPE.pdf