Board Preparation Specialist

The Academic Affairs Board Preparation Specialist, under the direct supervision of the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, is directly responsible for supporting the academic needs of the curriculum. Specifically, this person will provide support to the Director of Data Analytics and the Department of Academic Affairs, analyze data that pertains to the curriculum including course and faculty evaluation data, block exam and COMLEX-USA performance, as well as predictors for student success.


  • Assist the department in the process of administering and proctoring exams.
  • Provide comparative analysis of year one and two exam performance year-to-year
  • Track and analyze predictors for COMLEX-USA performance including year one and two grades, COMSAE, COMA T, and question-bank assessment exam performance
  • Assist Academic Affairs with Curriculum Development, Test Administration to include COMATS as needed
  • Participate in medical education research
  • Make recommendations to increase student success for Board Certificates
  • Analyze Course and Faculty Evaluations and provide comparative data year-to-year
  • Assist in collecting and organizing information for the Department of Academic Affairs.
  • Assist the Director of Data Analytics in the distribution and collection of all evaluations related to faculty and students.
  • Assist the department with validation of the course credits for all courses/syllabi and the
    academic catalog
  • Participate in medical education research
  • Perform other duties as required or requested in this position
  • Monitor and advise students’ Board Review process


Education and Experience

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Proficient in representing data including the production of tables, graphs, and charts
  • Experience in data collection and analysis and/or medical education experience preferred
  • High level of professionalism and comfort interfacing with diverse audiences from a variety of educational and career backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in behavioral science or related field
  • Experience with data tracking and analytics.
  • Experience in teaching, educational counseling, assessment or as a testing coordinator.
  • Knowledge of osteopathic medical education (COMLEX, COMAT, SAS, ERAS, Core Competencies, etc.)
Required knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Display professionalism for the college in all communication and interaction.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and to work in a high-volume, fast-paced, goal-oriented atmosphere, both independently and as part of a unified team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prepare and present information to small and large groups.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize numerous and varied assignments.
  • Ability to travel and to represent the college.
  • High-energy, versatile, self-directed.

If you need assistance in the application process because of a disability, or for any other reason, please contact Barbara Jetton, director of Human Resources, at 479.308.2291 or