The Clinical Osteopathic Recognition Training Exam (CORTEx) is a formative stand-alone OPP/OMM exam that will fulfill the Osteopathic Recognition ACGME requirement. This is open to DOs, interns and MDs in ACGME-accredited programs with osteopathic recognition.  

This year, CORTEx will be administered on NBOME’s new CATALYST platform, which will deliver the test questions and store their answers. CATALYST is based on cognitive learning principles that include immediate reinforcement, spacing questions over time and interleaving topics. 
There are 75 CORTEx questions using formative assessment that provides immediate feedback for each question. After responding to each question, the resident will be informed whether they answered the question correctly or not. They will be provided with the correct answer, the reason or rationale for it, along with additional references for further learning. They will also be asked to rate their confidence in answering each item.

CORTEx questions on CATALYST can be answered whenever convenient, 24/7, via cell phone, computer, tablet or app over a four-week period. Test takers will also have access to technical support through the CATALYST platform. 

Registration for CORTEx is now open. The regular registration deadline is July 31. A late fee of $25 per resident will apply to any orders received after July 31. Late registration closes on August 31.


Osteopathic Recognition Requirement:This should include: 

A standardized assessment of OPP knowledge; and, 
An assessment of skill proficiency in OMT, as applicable to the specialty.  

CORTEx is designed to help residency programs with osteopathic recognition status meet the ACGME requirement to conduct a formative exam.