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The COMLEX, or, Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination, is a set of three standardized medical exams known as Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. COMLEX Level 1, the first of the COMLEX exams, is intended to assess student readiness for lifelong practice-based learning as a doctor of osteopathic medicine. Level 1 is considered to be one of the most important and most challenging tests in an osteopathic medical student’s career and is often taken within days or weeks of USMLE Step 1. Preparation for this exam (especially alongside the USMLE) can feel very overwhelming which is why COMLEX Level 1 tutoring is a great option for many students.

What is COMLEX Level 1?

Level 1 is currently scored on a scale of 9 to 999 with the minimum passing score being 400 (as of 2020). The national average (as of 2017) for COMLEX Level 1 is 517. However, as of 2022, COMLEX Level 1 will shift to a pass/fail scoring model.

How is COMLEX Level 1 scored?

Step 2 CK is scored on a scale of 120 to 300 with the national average score for first time test takers being 242±17 (for 2016-2017). The lowest passing score for USMLE Step 2 CK is 209 (as of January 2020).

How is COMLEX Level 1 administered?

COMLEX Level 1 is a 400 question one-day exam that consists of two computer-based test sessions. Each session is four hours long followed by a 40 minute break. Within each session, a 10 minute break is allowed.

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Who Actually Needs a COMLEX Level 1 Tutor?

Receiving 1-on-1 help from a COMLEX Level 1 tutor is always helpful, but it isn’t necessary for everyone.

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