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Comlex

Comlex Tutoring

The COMLEX, or, Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination, is a set of three standardized medical exams that are intended to assess the knowledge of osteopathic medical students. Ultimately deciding if a student should be allowed to proceed in their medical studies and anticipated career, COMLEX is essentially the osteopathic equivalent of the USMLE exams. *Most osteopathic students choose to take the USMLE in addition to the COMLEX to improve their chances at a good residency.

COMLEX Level 1 is considered the most important and most challenging test in an osteopathic medical student’s career. Along with the USMLE Step 1, it is considered the primary factor in residency interview selection and residency matching.

COMLEX Level 1 requires integrating knowledge across many different topics. Content overlaps significantly with USMLE Step 1. However, COMLEX Level 1 has additional questions on osteopathic manipulation and greater emphasis on related anatomy.

Scored on a scale of 9 to 999, the minimum passing score for COMLEX Level 1 (as of 2017) is 400. The national National average (as of 2017) is 517. A score of 600 is > 80th percentile, and a score of 710 is > 99th percentile.

COMLEX Level 1 is a one-day exam. There are 400 questions administered over two 4-hour exam sessions. During each of the 4-hour sessions, a ten-minute break is allowed. There is a 40-minute break between the 1st and 2nd exam sessions.

Who Needs a Comlex Tutor?


At Elite Medical Prep we acknowledge that not every medical student needs a USMLE tutor. However, we strongly urge students to read through the following  situations in which tutoring is recommended. If you identify with one or more of these situations, we highly advise you to contact us as soon as possible for support.


⁃Students who have failed USMLE Step 1 should strongly consider a COMLEX tutor.

⁃Students who know or have been told that they are poor standardized test takers should strongly consider COMLEX tutoring.

⁃Students who are more than 80 points away from passing COMLEX on their first attempt and have 8 or fewer weeks left to study should strongly consider a tutor. An 80 point gap is difficult to bridge, and presumably, a student should be at or above passing when they are entering their dedicated Step 1 study period.

⁃Students who have previously failed COMLEX and are still not at passing with 8 or fewer weeks left before their next attempt should strongly consider a tutor.

⁃Students who struggle to stick to a schedule and/or study plan should strongly consider a COMLEX tutor. Falling behind a little bit on a study plan is quite normal. But being unable to follow through on at least 70% of the intended amount of work for a particular day either indicates poor planning (i.e. too much to do), poor focus (i.e. difficulty with maintaining attention), poor study habits, or a combination of these.

⁃Students who have a general feeling of unpreparedness and/or high anxiety regarding their test date should consider a COMLEX tutor.

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The COMLEX, or, Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination, is a set of three standardized medical exams that are intended to assess the knowledge of osteopathic medical students. Ultimately deciding if a student should be allowed to proceed in their medical studies and anticipated career, COMLEX is essentially the osteopathic equivalent of the USMLE exams. *Most osteopathic students choose to take the USMLE in addition to the COMLEX to improve their chances at a good residency.

COMLEX Level 1 is considered the most important and most challenging test in an osteopathic medical student’s career. Along with the USMLE Step 1, it is considered the primary factor in residency interview selection and residency matching.

COMLEX Level 1 requires integrating knowledge across many different topics. Content overlaps significantly with USMLE Step 1. However, COMLEX Level 1 has additional questions on osteopathic manipulation and greater emphasis on related anatomy.

Scored on a scale of 9 to 999, the minimum passing score for COMLEX Level 1 (as of 2017) is 400. The national National average (as of 2017) is 517. A score of 600 is > 80th percentile, and a score of 710 is > 99th percentile.

COMLEX Level 1 is a one-day exam. There are 400 questions administered over two 4-hour exam sessions. During each of the 4-hour sessions, a ten-minute break is allowed. There is a 40-minute break between the 1st and 2nd exam sessions.

At Elite Medical Prep we acknowledge that not every medical student needs a USMLE tutor. However, we strongly urge students to read through the following situations in which tutoring is recommended. If you identify with one or more of these situations, we highly advise you to contact us as soon as possible for support.


⁃Students who have failed USMLE Step 1 should strongly consider a COMLEX tutor.

⁃Students who know or have been told that they are poor standardized test takers should strongly consider COMLEX tutoring.

⁃Students who are more than 80 points away from passing COMLEX on their first attempt and have 8 or fewer weeks left to study should strongly consider a tutor. An 80 point gap is difficult to bridge, and presumably, a student should be at or above passing when they are entering their dedicated Step 1 study period.

⁃Students who have previously failed COMLEX and are still not at passing with 8 or fewer weeks left before their next attempt should strongly consider a tutor.

⁃Students who struggle to stick to a schedule and/or study plan should strongly consider a COMLEX tutor. Falling behind a little bit on a study plan is quite normal. But being unable to follow through on at least 70% of the intended amount of work for a particular day either indicates poor planning (i.e. too much to do), poor focus (i.e. difficulty with maintaining attention), poor study habits, or a combination of these.

⁃Students who have a general feeling of unpreparedness and/or high anxiety regarding their test date should consider a COMLEX tutor.