What is the COMLEX exam?
The COMLEX exam, also known as the United States Medical Licensing Exam, is the licensing exam series that is taken for anyone who wishes to practice medicine in the United States who went to an Osteopathic medical school in the United States. There are multiple exams that need to be taken and passed, which include COMLEX Level 1, COMLEX Level 2, and COMLEX Level 3. The exams are created to test the student knowledge, understanding, and application of medical concepts needed to be able to practice medicine. The COMLEX Level 1 exam is usually taken after the first 2 years of medical school, or after the basic sciences is completed. The COMLEX Level 2 is usually taken after the 3rd year of medical school after a full year of clinical rotations are completed. When applying for residency, COMLEX Level 1 and COMLEX Level 2 are considered highly in the factors for admission. COMLEX Level 3 is taken during residency.