Clerkship Examinations (COMATs)


Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Achievement Test (COMAT)

The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Exam (NBOME) Subject (COMAT) exam uses an electronic format and is administered at the end of OMSIII core rotations.

Students will not be given time off from their clinical rotations to study for the COMAT. Absence from the rotation the day prior to a COMAT is considered an unexcused absence and therefore subject to referral to an appropriate University official.

Students are expected to demonstrate appropriate respect and professionalism to all exam proctors.

All students must adhere to all NBOME regulations regarding test administration and exam content confidentiality.

Students may be required to return to the rotation site or participate in rotation activities after the COMAT.

Students arriving late for a COMAT will not be granted additional time to take the exam. Students who are ill on the day of a scheduled COMAT must promptly notify the CHSU-COM Clinical Education Coordinator prior to the start of the exam. With supporting documentation and approval by the Director of Clinical Education, the exam will be rescheduled.

Students scheduling their COMLEX CE during clinical rotations must provide the appropriate Clinical Education Coordinator with written verification and adhere to the 30-day policy. Students are encouraged not to schedule their exams during the first week of any clinical rotation. Students must pass COMLEX Level 1 and COMLEX Level 2, CE to graduate. For additional information regarding eligibility and procedures to take COMLEX, refer to the CHSU-COM Student Handbook and NBOME website.

Students failing a COMAT exam will have their COMAT retake rescheduled as soon as is feasible.

Students failing the COMAT retake for a given clerkship will repeat the clerkship after the other core clerkships have been completed.