ICOM Faculty Recognized by NBOME

Five faculty members of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) were recently recognized by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) for their contributions to the content development for COMLEX-USA, COMAT, COMVEX, and other NBOME assessments for osteopathic medical students and physicians. 

The faculty members include:

Rodney Bates, DO

  • COMAT Clinical Virtual Exam Content Review

Todd Coffey, PHD 

  • PMHP Virtual Item Writing Workshop & New Item Review
  • COMLEX-USA Multi-Level PMHP Virtual Item Writing and Review Workshop

Rita Getz, PHD

  • Standards & Assurances Audit Committee

Marlin Trainer, DO, MMM

  • COMLEX-USA Level 2-CE Virtual Exam Content Review
  • COMLEX-USA Level 3 Virtual New Item Review

Jessica Ziebarth, DO

  • COMLEX-USA Level 3 Virtual Item Writing Workshop
  • COMLEX-USA Level 2-CE Virtual Item Writing Workshop

“Assembling qualified and highly representative individuals is essential for the NBOME in assuring defensible standards and meeting our mission of protecting the public,” said Dr. John R. Gimpel, President and Chief Executive Officer of NBOME in a letter to ICOM. “The NBOME appreciates the time and dedication of all of our committee members, as well as the deans, directors of medical education, medical directors, and others who may have nominated these individuals and encouraged them to participate.” 

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