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OSU Medicine Graduates Lead Nation in COMLEX Level 2

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Tulsa, Okla. — The OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating class of 2006 recently scored first in the nation in average score on the Level 2 Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA) board examination.  The exam, taken in a student's fourth year of schooling, evaluates the student’s knowledge in the clinical areas of medicine and surgery and clinical problem-solving skills.  
 
OSU students also scored second in the nation in pass rate.  A total of 94.5 percent of the 91 OSU students tested passed.
 
The examination is one of several administered by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, Inc. The NBOME examinations have been the primary pathway by which osteopathic physicians have applied for licensure to practice osteopathic medicine. The COMLEX-USA examination sequence is accepted for licensure in all 50 states.  A passing score on these examinations verifies a student's adequacy of medical knowledge for practicing osteopathic medicine.
 
The Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa is composed of the nationally ranked College of Osteopathic Medicine and graduate programs in Biomedical Sciences and Forensics.  U.S. News and World Report has ranked OSU’s medical school among the best in the nation for the last five years, with OSU 11th in rural medicine, 16th in family medicine and 54th in primary care for 2006. Media can access additional information by visiting the OSU Center for Health Sciences website at: www.healthsciences.okstate.edu.

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