See the Big Picture: 5 Free COMLEX Sample Questions

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The Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX) is known as the “big picture” medical exam; meaning, it’s vague in providing finer details, forcing you to draw upon a wider breadth of knowledge to narrow down the options and find the right answer. Don’t let this intimidate you. Here are 5 free COMLEX sample questions that will provide you with a good example of what to look forward to.

Good luck!

How did you do? Whether you aced it or not, you’re on the right track for preparing. The COMLEX Level 1 Exam consists of 400 test questions administered over the course of two 4-hour sessions.

The COMLEX Level 1 Exam is broken down as follows:

Dimension 1: Patient Presentation

  • Population Health Concepts and Patients with Presentations Related to Health Promotion, Chronic Disease Management, and Human Development 8 – 16%
  • Patients With Presentations Related to Digestion and Metabolism 4 – 10%
  • Patients With Presentations Related to Cognition, Behavior, Sensory & Central Nervous Systems, Substance Abuse, and Visceral and Sensory Pain 28 – 38%
  • Patients With Presentations Related to the Musculoskeletal System, including Somatic Pain 6 – 12%
  • Patients With Presentations Related to the Genitourinary System and Human Sexuality 3 – 8%
  • Patients With Presentations Related to Circulation and the Respiratory System 8 – 16%
  • Patients With Presentations Related to Thermoregulation 2 – 6%
  • Patients With Presentations Related to Trauma, Masses, Edema, Discharge, and the Skin, Hair and Nails 8 – 16%
  • Patients With Presentations Related to Pregnancy, the Peripartum, and the Neonatal Period 3 – 8%

Dimension 2: Physician Tasks

  • Health Promotion & Disease Prevention 1 – 5%
  • History & Physical Examination 5 – 15%
  • Diagnostic Technologies 1 – 5%
  • Management 2 – 7%
  • Scientific Understanding of Health & Disease Mechanisms 70 – 85%
  • Health Care Delivery Issues 1 – 3%

Improving your score for the COMLEX is simple. You have to study and practice. Entering this exam with a deep knowledge of each disease in a larger scope is essential. We can help.

BoardVitals offers more than 1,500 COMLEX sample questions for the examination presented by the NBOME (National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners).

Jess from the University of Southern California put it best, “BoardVitals offers well written practice questions with HIGHLY detailed explanations… [BoardVitals] helps students learn high-yield associations so that they know what key information to look for on the real exam.”

“BoardVitals offers well written practice questions with HIGHLY detailed explanations… [BoardVitals] helps students learn high-yield associations so that they know what key information to look for on the real exam.” – Jess, University of Southern California

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