NBOME Showcase


The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) offers educational and assessment services to osteopathic physicians and surgeons to ensure that they have the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver high quality, safe care to their patients. When the American Osteopathic Association recently issued new osteopathic continuous certification (OCC) requirements, NBOME developed the Osteopathic Performance Assessment and Improvement Modules (OPAIM). However, working with independent programmers to develop individual modules to particular specifications proved costly. As demand for the OPAIMs increased, NBOME realized they needed a more flexible and integrated solution.


CourseStage Health’s newly developed Performance Improvement Module provided that flexible and integrated solution. NBOME’s instructional designers are now able to make any desired content changes themselves. They can even create an entirely new OPAIM in the LMS without having to contact a software developer, saving time in the process. Further, NBOME offers its physicians a more enriched performance improvement experience. Student-facing reporting is available in two graphically rich, user-friendly formats: a bar graph showing an at-a-glance summary of current performance and an infographic that provides detailed performance information and recommends relevant coursework. In addition, learners are now able to create individual action plans complete with takeaway tools, such as job aids, that further help them implement interventions.


As its OPAIM program continues to grow, NBOME is exploring the possibility of partnering with medical licensure boards to offer its modules to a wider audience. Sub-portals will allow NBOME to segment their LMS for participating specialty boards with “vanity” URLs, client-specific branding and user hierarchies so that local managers see only their own users.