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Postgraduate Placement

SOMA students are highly competitive in American Osteopathic Association (AOA), Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and military residency programs.  This chart below shows the number of graduates obtaining residencies in each type of program, and the number of graduates unable to obtain placement in an accredited program.

CLASS

AOA

ACGME

Military

No Placement

SOMA Class of 2011:

36

52

4

0

SOMA Class of 2012:

36

48

6

0

SOMA Class of 2013:

35

55

8

1

All SOMA students are required to take and pass the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX) Levels 1, 2CE, and 2PE before graduation.  After graduation and during residency training, SOMA students continuing their education are required to take and pass the COMLEX Level 3 exam.  The chart below shows SOMA’s first-time pass rate for COMLEX Level 3.  Please note that since SOMA is a relatively new program, many graduates have not yet taken COMLEX Level 3 yet.

Testing Cycle

First-Time Pass Rate

Number of Students

02/2011-02/2012:

85.71%

28

03/2012-02/2013:

92.22%

90

03/2013-03/2014*:

88.24%

34

* Represents partial year data

This chart shows the same Level 3 data represented by graduating class.

CLASS

First-Time Pass Rate

Number of Students

Class of 2011:

87.50%

93

Class of 2012*:

93.75%

61

* Represents partial data

SOMA's 3-year rolling average placement rate is 99.7%.