Program Outcomes and Assessment Methods

OU-HCOM Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program

Learning Outcomes

Program Assessment Methods

Demonstrate sufficient mastery of the medical knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical, epidemiological, and social-behavioral sciences to warrant acceptance into a year 1 graduate medical education (GME) program

National board that assesses students’ mastery of cognitive skills taken in the end of MS2

COMLEX Level 1 overall pass rate

National board that assesses students’ mastery of cognitive skills taken during clinical years

COMLEX Level 2-CE overall pass rate

National subject matter exams taken in the end of each MS3 corresponding required clinical rotation 

COMAT Exams

Perform entry-level patient care skills that are compassionate, appropriate, culturally sensitive, and effective; this includes  demonstration of mastery of the skills specified in the Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency

National board assessment of performance-based skills in clinical years

COMLEX L2-PE overall pass rate

Elements of the national board exam targeting "Care Delivery" knowledge base

COMLEX L2-CE - Case Delivery section

Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) taken at MS3 level

OSCE - History Component/Station

Communicate effectively (orally, in writing, and interpersonally), demonstrating cultural sensitivity and situational accommodation, with colleagues, patients & families, and other members of the health care team  and work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary care team

National board assessment in clinical years

COMLEX L2-PE - Data Gathering element

National board assessment in clinical years

COMLEX L2-PE - SOAP Note element

Objective structured clinical examination taken in MS3

OSCE - SOAP Notes Element

Evidence a knowledge of, and commitment to, professional and ethical attitudes and behaviors to support all medical training and care provision activities; and, demonstrate self-awareness/self-calibration skills and seek appropriate guidance and feedback as appropriate.

National board assessment taken in the end of MS3

COMLEX L2-PE Humanistic Domain Section

Objective structured clinical examination taken in MS3

OSCE - Humanistic/Professionalism Domain Station as a component of professionalism

Evidence the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to support practice-based learning and improvement  to support CQI in one’s own skills development and patient care activities, this includes the ability evaluate and use evidence-based literature.  

MS3 Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM)  module assessment

MS4 Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM)  module assessment

Demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to practice effectively in the current and emerging health care systems, utilizing health care teams and systems resources to provide optimal patient care

Elements of the national exam targeting “management” taken at the end of MS2 

COMLEX L1, management elements

Elements of the national exam targeting “management” taken during clinical years

COMLEX L2-CE, management elements

Evidence competency in OMM principles and practice and its application to patient care skills needed for entry into a PGY1 position.

Elements of the national exam targeting "OPP" taken at the end of MS2

COMLEX L1 - OPP Domain

Elements of the national exam targeting "General Osteopathic Medicine" taken at the end of MS2 

Elements of COMLEX L1 - General Osteopathic Medicine Domain

Elements of the national exam targeting "OPP" domain taken during clinical years 

COMLEX L2-CE - OPP Domain

Elements of the national exam targeting "General Osteopathic Medicine" taken during clinical years

Elements of  COMLEX L2-CE - General Osteopathic Medicine Domain

Objective structured clinical examination taken in MS3 

OSCE, OMT/OPP Station

Elements of  COMLEX L2-PE - OMT  section

Evidence sufficient mastery of all cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills needed to successfully compete for and secure a PGY1 position in the U.S. ranked within one’s top three choices (if pursuing medial practice)

Upon graduation, rate of graduates' match into PGY 1 GME training positions, required to pursue medical practice

Percent of graduates participating in match who match to a GME position in one of their top preferred medical specialties

Graduation rates (excluding those who voluntarily extended their matriculation period such as those who hold a fellowship position or enroll in a dual degree program)

Demonstrate mastery of all cognitive, affective and psychomotor learning outcomes associated with the OU-HCOM D.O. curriculum

HCOM internal assessments of academic performance at the MS1 - MS4 levels

Last update: 12/17/18