KCOM Microbiology/Immunology Associate Professor Melissa K. Stuart, Ph.D., was recently selected as the 2010 Item Writer of the Year for Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensure Examination of the United States (COMLEX-USA) Level 1 examinations. This is the second year in a row that Dr. Stuart has received this designation.
Dr. Stuart successfully completed the item-writing training course overseen by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), which is a not-for-profit corporation that serves public and state licensing agencies by administering examinations testing the medical knowledge of those who seek to serve the public as osteopathic physicians.
- According to the 2010 NBOME Annual Report the NBOME undertook an objective evaluation of more than 200 item writers and case authors who contributed to all levels of the COMLEX-USA examinations in 2010 while making its 2010 Item Writer of the Year selections.
- The COMLEX-USA examination sequence is currently accepted for licensure in 50 states, and is used as an accreditation requirement for all schools and colleges of osteopathic medicine by the Commission on Accreditation of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine of the American Osteopathic Association.