Put the COMLEX Exams Behind You

Even though COMLEX Level 3 is the exam that ultimately allows doctors of osteopathic medicine to practice in the United States, it is generally regarded as the least important of the COMLEX exams. This is because COMLEX Level 3 is taken after internship/residency has already begun, thus making it much less stressful than the others. However, many students do struggle with the length of Level 3, as it is nearly twice as long as Levels 1 and 2-CE. Students struggling to pass COMLEX Level 3 often experience problems in ther residency programs as they are unable to gain licensure without a successful exam. In this circumstance, working with a COMLEX Level 3 tutor can help students to get back to good standing within their residency programs and be allowed to progress in their career.

What is COMLEX Level 3?

Level 3, the final exam in the COMLEX series, is designed to assess student competencies required for generalist physicians to deliver safe and effective osteopathic medical care in unsupervised clinical settings. Successfully passing COMLEX Level 3 allows you to practice osteopathic medicine in the United States of America.

How is COMLEX Level 3 scored?

Level 3 is scored on a scale of 9-999 with the national average score for first time test takers being 550±125 (for 2016-2017). The lowest passing score for COMLEX Level 3 is 350 (as of January 2020).

How is COMLEX Level 3 administered?

Unlike Levels 1 and 2-CE, COMLEX Level 3 is a 2 day exam. The exam consists of four computer-based test sessions that last 3 ½ hours each, with two on each day. Level 3 contains 420 questions in the multiple choice question format and 26 clinical decision-making (CDM) cases that include two to four questions each.

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