When our client, the National Board of Osteopathic Medicine (NBOME®), was faced with a backlog of osteopathic medical candidates for the COMLEX-USA series of examinations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, they looked to Prometric to help create alternative, dedicated testing centers to clear the backlog and keep up with school and residency requirements.
Learn how Prometric and NBOME worked together with to:
- Use historical data to identify the markets with the highest concentrations of under-served COMLEX-USA candidates, to select the Michigan State University (MSU) College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth - College of Osteopathic Medicine as the ideal locations for the satellite centers.
- Collaborate with both osteopathic medical school to prepare and launch everything within a month, including shipping and installing equipment to the center spaces provided, hiring and training staff, and ensuring proper communication to candidates around test-day procedures.
- Successfully create two on-site test centers at osteopathic medical schools in high-demand testing areas in 2-3 week time period—ensuring future osteopathic physicians could continue forward in their career pursuits at a critical time.