August 7, 2009
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TCOM students post top COMLEX scores for the fourth consecutive year
 The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners announced last week that the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) Class of 2010 scored the best in the nation on the Level 1 Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX). This is the fourth consecutive year that TCOM has been the top performer in the nation on this exam. The class had a 99.3 percent pass rate and a mean score of 536 out of 540 points.

All states require medical students to pass a licensing exam before they receive licenses to practice medicine. The three-part COMLEX series examination, the licensing exam for the osteopathic profession, usually is taken at the end of the second year of medical school, the fourth year of medical school and during the internship (first residency year). The first of the three, Level 1, measures students’ didactic level of medical knowledge, and the results are used by residency programs to select students for interviews and acceptance into post-graduate medical training programs. The MD equivalent is the United States Medical License Examination (USMLE).
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