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This year marked an important transition in the residency match as U.S. Osteopathic Seniors joined the NRMP Match. The USMLE test is not required for DO students' licensure, however, many DO students take the USMLE Step 1 at the same time as the COMLEX level 1 exam to provide a direct comparison to MD applicants when applying for residency. They do not, however, take the other USMLE exams. Do you foresee DO students taking the USMLE Step 2 CK instead, with COMLEX level 2? How do you foresee this change to pass/fail impacting DO students' chances of securing residency?