How PicturePOM helps you with passing the COMLEX and COMATs
PicturePOM.com will help you pass your medical school exams, the COMLEX Level 1, COMLEX Level 2, COMLEX Level 3, and the COMAT shelf exams through Method of Loci sketches that allow you to retain and recall osteopathic
information in an efficient manner. Learn Chapman and viscerosomatic reflexes through animations that have unique symbols for the most high yield COMLEX topics. Use the technique utilized by memory athletes for passing COMLEX.
In the literature there is a high variation in the distinction of how the viscera reflects into the soma, at www.picturepom.com our references for this information comes from the third edition of Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine.
NBOME blueprints lay a foundation required for successfully passing COMLEX level 1, COMLEX level 2, and COMLEX level 3.
Here’s what the NBOME has to say about Chapman and Viscerosomatic reflexes:
- COMLEX Competency Domain 1: Osteopathic Principles, Practice and Manipulation, lists Chapman reflex as Required Element 1.1 for Knowledge of Osteopathic Principles, Practice and OMT and Required Element 1.2 for Skills in Osteopathic Principles, Practice.
- COMLEX Competency Domain 1: Osteopathic Principles, Practice and Manipulation, lists viscerosomatic relationships as Required Element 1.1 for Knowledge of Osteopathic Principles, Practice and OMT and Required Element 1.3 for Integration of Osteopathic Principles, Practice, and OMT into Care.
- COMLEX Clinical Presentation 5.14 also outlines viscerosomatic and related reflexes as a means for assisting in patient presentation within vignettes for COMLEX and COMAT exams as laid out by the NBOME.
- The NBOME COMAT for Osteopathic Principles & Practice lists Osteopathic Diagnosis in the following areas as consisting of 22-52% of the OPP COMAT exam content:
- Chapman’s reflex, Cranium, Abdomen, Ribs
- Cervical, Thoracic, & Lumbar Spine; Pelvic and Sacrum; Lower Extremities & Upper Extremities
- The NBOME COMAT for Osteopathic Principles & Practice lists Osteopathic Treatment Methods in the following areas as consisting of 24-56% of the OPP COMAT exam content:
- Articulatory, Facilitated Positional Release, Still Technique, Balance Ligamentous Technique, Functional Technique, Indirect, Exercise Therapy, Soft Tissue, & Myofascial Technique.
- Muscle Energy, HVLA (High Velocity-Low Amplitude) Manipulation, Counterstrain, Cranial
- Somatovisceral (Autonomic-Oriented Techniques), Visceral, Lymphatic
These concepts are often added to COMLEX and COMAT exam questions and are designed to assist you in your medical diagnosis, treatment and plan. Understanding the appropriate Chapman and viscerosomatic reflexes will help you narrow down your diagnoses and aid in coming to a conclusive answer quicker during your COMLEX exam.
Quickly retain high yield information that the NBOME requires for the COMLEX board exams and COMAT rotation exams. Maximize your time studying Osteopathic Medicine and learn how easy it is to recall the information when you need it. Passing COMLEX has never been easier or more fun than with osteopathic animations designed to help you retain OMM information better and longer than traditional studying.
- PicturePOM utilizes memory strategies that date back to the Greek orators. These powerful mnemonic properties were thought to be originally discovered by Simonides (c.556-c.468 B.C.E.)
- [Simonides] inferred that persons desiring to train this faculty [of memory] must select places and form mental images of the things they wish to remember and store those images in the places, so that the order of the places will preserve the order of the things, and the images of the things will denote the things themselves, and we shall employ the places and images respectively as a wax writing-tablet and the letters written on it. (Cicero, De Oratore, II, lxxxvi – translation: Sutton & Rackham, 1942).
WHAT’S THE MORAL OF THE STORY?
Chapman’s and Viscero-somatic information is high yield. Efficient storing of this information for easy recall, will improve the outcome of your exams!