A 100 percent pass rate has been achieved on the NBEO II by the Southern California College of Optometry's (SCCO's) Class of 2011. A total of 95 students took the Patient Assessment and Management (PAM) exam in December 2010 and all passed! The national first-time test-taker pass rate for the same test was 95 percent.
"SCCO students typically achieve pass rates in the 98–99 percent range and this is the third time in the past 11 years that 100 percent passed," said SCCO's Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs Morris Berman, O.D., M.S. "We are very proud of the members of the Class of 2011 and of our wonderful faculty who helped facilitate this fine result."
Patient cases for the PAM examination are targeted to assess entry-level competence. Patient cases generally focus on either typical presentations of relatively high frequency conditions or conditions with low frequency but high criticality.