COMLEX Level 2 Survey

NOTE – Please complete ONLY if you have taken COMLEX Level 2 CE since January 1, 2014.

Hello Osteopathic Medical Student,

The College of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) is the student group of AACOM, comprised of the two of the elected student government leaders from each osteopathic medical school. The COSGP Medical Education committee is comprised of some of the student representatives from COSGP and we would like your help! We are conducting a quick survey on your experience with COMLEX Level 2. Your participation will provide information that can assist with other medical student who will take the exam in the future. The survey is anonymous, but we ask that your response is as accurate as possible. This survey is optional and no students are required to participate. Here is the link to the survey: https://docs.google.com/…/17b8nQ2X_OOl2y3h4Y2TUtZw…/viewform

Please complete the survey by March 22, 2015.

Thank you so much for you help. Please visit our website COSGP.org for resources and other information about your representation at the national level. If you have any questions please e-mail me at: COSGPMedEdRep@aacom.org

Thank you!

COMLEX Level 1 Survey

Note – Please complete ONLY if you have taken COMLEX Level 1 since January 1, 2014!

Hello Osteopathic Medical Student,

The College of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) is the student group of AACOM, comprised of the two of the elected student government leaders from each osteopathic medical school. The COSGP Medical Education committee is comprised of some of the student representatives from COSGP and we would like your help! We are conducting a quick survey on your experience with COMLEX Level 1. Your participation will provide information that can assist with other medical student who will take the exam in the future. The survey is anonymous, but we ask that your response is as accurate as possible. This survey is optional and no students are required to participate. Please note, any surveys less than 50% complete will not be able to be used in our research so please fill out as much as you can! Here is the link to the survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PwNdUQU6DowKLxb-Nf-xeebci9xZfgsXeKr094XlaHI/viewform. Please complete the survey by March 22, 2015.

Thank you so much for you help. Please visit our website COSGP.org for resources and other information about your representation at the national level. If you have any questions please e-mail me at: COSGPMedEdRep@aacom.org

Thank you!

COMLEX Level 2 (to fourth year students or students who have taken COMLEX Level 2-CE since January 2014)

Hello Osteopathic Medical Student,

The Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) is the student group of AACOM, comprised of the two of the elected student government leaders from each osteopathic medical school. The COSGP Medical Education committee is comprised of some of the student representatives from COSGP and we would like your help! We are conducting a quick survey on your experience with COMLEX Level 2. Your participation will provide information that can assist with other medical student who will take the exam in the future. The survey is anonymous, but we ask that your response is as accurate as possible. This survey is optional and no students are required to participate. Here is the link to the survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17b8nQ2X_OOl2y3h4Y2TUtZwfIgHiWHW2yRjfMLqkPaY/viewform?usp=send_form Please complete the survey by March 22, 2015.

Thank you so much for you help. Please visit our website COSGP.org for resources and other information about your representation at the national level. If you have any questions please e-mail me at: COSGPMedEdRep@aacom.org

Thank you,

Danielle Maholtz, OMS-IV

COSGP National Medical Education Representative

COMLEX Level 1 (to third year students or students who have taken COMLEX Level 1 since January 2014)

Hello Osteopathic Medical Student,

The College of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) is the student group of AACOM, comprised of the two of the elected student government leaders from each osteopathic medical school. The COSGP Medical Education committee is comprised of some of the student representatives from COSGP and we would like your help! We are conducting a quick survey on your experience with COMLEX Level 1. Your participation will provide information that can assist with other medical student who will take the exam in the future. The survey is anonymous, but we ask that your response is as accurate as possible. This survey is optional and no students are required to participate. Please note, any surveys less than 50% complete will not be able to be used in our research so please fill out as much as you can! Here is the link to the survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PwNdUQU6DowKLxb-Nf-xeebci9xZfgsXeKr094XlaHI/viewform. Please complete the survey by March 22, 2015.

Thank you so much for you help. Please visit our website COSGP.org for resources and other information about your representation at the national level. If you have any questions please e-mail me at: COSGPMedEdRep@aacom.org

Thank you,

Danielle Maholtz, OMS-IV

COSGP National Medical Education Representative

Please Pay It Forward!

Hello, my name is Danielle Maholtz and I am the National Medical Education Student Representative to the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP). I am reaching out to you today with the hopes of gathering resources, tips and advice from you on any aspect of osteopathic medical education you feel you can contribute to. Our hope is to gather this information to share with all osteopathic medical students nationally, through their student government leaders and our website COSGP.org. Please take a few moments to fill out as much of the survey below as you can. All information will be de-identified before sharing and will be grouped into the categories they are listed under.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1J2d1_GlfZ6kNQhEGFTE0rrc_4NVQFOp3Gg6RT8UpyB4/viewform

Thank you so much for your time and assistance to future osteopathic medical students!

Sincerely,

Danielle Maholtz, OMS IV (COSGPMedEdRep@aacom.org)

 

Advice and Information on 4th Year

Looking for information on the process of 4th year, the timeline you need to follow and the financial planning you should be thinking about? Look no further! Attached is a presentation developed by our Medical Education Committee on the ins and outs of 4th year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact COSGPmeded@gmail.com!

Download (PPTX, 3.34MB)

GME

Presentation on the Past, Present and Future of GME with additional information on the IOM Report on GME developed by the Medical Education Committee in Collaboration with the Legislative Committee. Special thanks to National COSGP Legislative Representative Gabrielle Rozenberg and general council member Frederick Stine! Any questions can be directed to cosgpmededrep@gmail.com.

Download (PPTX, 2.05MB)

Recap of the OMED Presentation on The Continuing Quest for the Elusive Perfect Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) by The NBOME

Written by Harika Kantamneni, Danielle Maholtz and The COSGP Medical Education Committee

The NBOME’s mission is to protect the public by providing means to assess competencies for osteopathic medicine and related health care professions

NBOME began identifying question topics by first identifying key domains and competencies for future osteopathic general physicians

  • Blueprints of these can be found here

About 40% of written and submitted questions make it past the approval and editing process to become used as actual test questions

COMLEX Level 1 focuses more on understanding the basis of medicine and COMLEX Level 2 is more focused on understanding patient management

Miller’s Triangle Hierarchy:

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Item Architecture

  • Item Stem composed of a Clinical Scenario (bulk of an item) with a Lead In –
    • Clinical Scenario – the first sentence summaries the who, what where, when and why followed by relevant historical information and physical findings
    • Lead In serves as a connector between the clinical scenario and the answer options
  • Answer Options composed of both an Answer Key (correct option) and Distractors

Steps to write a question

  1. Define the concept to test
  2. Develop the scenario
  3. Write the lead-in
  4. Identify the key and design the distractors

Requirements for every item submitted to the NBOME

  • Item Concept that is non-controversial and requires high-order thinking on a high-impact element of a topic
  • Clinical Scenario
  • Lead-In
  • Answer Options
  • Reference that is a current and NBOME recognized source
  • Media (if applicable)

Questions must require reading of the scenario and lead-in for the item to be answered, but should be able to be answered prior to looking at the answer options

Bad Lead-Ins are avoided, where an item has a vague and unfocused lead-in, which forces the examinee to guess the objective of the item and therefore negates the concept being tested in the exam

The NBOME doesn’t use phrases/clues unnecessarily

Distractors highlight the understudying students through common misconceptions
, faulty logic
, content associated with the items in the questions

Bad answer choices

  • Paired Options – two options that are visually similar, are closely related or are complete opposites
  • Overlapping options – when two or more answer options coincide
  • Word repeats – the presence of a term in the key that matches a term used in the stem
  • Incongruous options – one or more option(s) that stand out from the others in terms of length, specificity or classifications

Key Takeaways on Question Preparation

  • Draw examination content from your content outline or blueprint
  • 
Define meaningful item concepts
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Use content that requires examinees to interpret it
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Write lead-ins that are clear and focused and require reading the scenario
  • Select attractive, plausible distractors

AOA Career Compass Competition

The COSGP Medical Education Committee would like to announce their AOA Career Compass Competition! Starting today, 10/28 we are asking the students at each COM to donate resources to the AOA Career Compass. The COSGP Representatives from your school should reach out to you to gather a list of the topics you share. This is a wonderful resource developed by the AOA to allow students, interns, residents and physicians to share advice and information with one another, organized so it is shared with those who need it when they need it. The competition will end at the beginning of January, prior to the next COSGP meeting at Campbell. The school with the most resources of the best quality will win, so please participate!