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Outcomes

Match Rate

College of Osteopathic Medicine graduates have been highly successful in obtaining residency positions through the National Matching Program of the American Osteopathic Association and the National Residency Matching Program. While most match into programs in Michigan, our graduates have entered primary care and specialty residencies across the country.  

Match data by graduation year are provided below.  The overall match reflects the percentage of students who matched into a PGY1 residency position compared to the number of students who attempted to match.  The overall placement rate reflects the percent of students who secured a PGY1 residency position through the match or supplemental offer and acceptance program (SOAP).  Data from 2020 forward represents the National Residency Matching Service (NRMP) results; data from 2019 and prior represents aggregate data from NRMP and the American Osteopathic Association match.

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Match Data by Graduation Year

2021

Match rate: 94%
Placement rate: 99%

2020

Match rate: 93%
Placement rate: 99%

2019

Match rate: 90%
Placement rate: 99%

2018

Match rate: 85%
Placement rate: 98%

 

COMLEX Outcomes

Over the past three years, on average, 95% of our students pass the national Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination, or COMLEX-USA, on their first attempt. These rigorous assessments of medical knowledge and patient-care skills help to ensure that our students meet and exceed national standards. Successful completion of COMLEX-USA Level 1, Level 2 CE and Level 2-PE is required for attaining the D.O. degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, or NBOME, is an independent, nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to protect the public by providing the means to assess competencies for osteopathic medicine and related health care professions. NBOME administers COMLEX-USA, which is designed to assess osteopathic medical knowledge, knowledge fluency, clinical skills and other competencies essential for practice as an osteopathic generalist physician. 

For more information on NBOME or COMLEX-USA, please visit www.nbome.org.

First-time Pass Rates by Testing Interval

COMLEX-USA Level 1

2019-20:  94.46
2018-19:  90.55
2017-18:  97.60
2016-17:  88.60
2015-16:  91.40

COMLEX-USA Level 2C

2019-20:  97.96
2018-19:  97.41
2017-18:  92.20
2016-17:  95.30
2015-16:  90.50

COMLEX-USA Level 2PE

2019-20:  not yet available
2018-19:  93.50
2017-18:  94.20
2016-17:  91.10
2015-16:  92.90

COMLEX-USA Level 3

2019-20:  not yet available
2018-19:  98.23
2017-18:  95.89
2016-17:  96.40
2015-16:  96.30