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Dr. Sexton named NBOME Level 1 Item Writer of the Year

Patricia Sexton, DHEd, associate dean, medical education, A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM), received recognition from The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) as the 2022 COMLEX-USA Level 1 Item Writer of the Year.

The award recognizes exceptional item writers and their contributions to two of NBOME’s assessments, the COMLEX-USA and COMAT examination programs. Awardees, who are members of NBOME’s National Faculty, are honored for their commitment to producing valid and high-quality exam content.

Dr. Sexton joined NBOME’s National Faculty in 2014, and has focused much of her time as an item writer contributing her expertise to the COMLEX-USA Level 1 and Level 2-CE examinations. In 2022, Dr. Sexton wrote nearly 20 items, focusing on high-need areas such as medical ethics and humanistic behavior.


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