Graduation Requirements

The Doctor of Medicine degree is conferred upon students who satisfactorily complete the following requirements:

  • Basic Sciences: 5 semesters of 15 weeks each (MD1-MD5).
  • Semester 6: A 15-week semester for transition to Clinical Medicine.
  • Clinical Sciences: 44 weeks of clinical core rotations and 32 weeks of elective rotations over 7 semesters.
  • United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) Steps 1, and 2 (CK & CS).

Students are reminded that success in all course work, clinical rotations and any other activity related to their role as a student at XUSOM will be evaluated using the Student Competencies. Failure to perform adequately in any of the six domains may result in academic probation or dismissal.