MD Program Graduation Requirements Policy

The awarding of the Doctor of Medicine degree is contingent upon a student meeting the essential requirements, technical standards and demonstrating the attitudes and behavior appropriate to a career in medicine as established by the Faculty Senate

The school has a common standards for the graduation requirement of medical students, irrespective of the country of future practice. This standard includes the satisfactory completion of all pre-clinical coursework, clinical clerkships and assessment of the critical knowledge, skills and professional attitudes expected by the academic community and society.

Various methods of assessment for graduation are used including the summative evaluation of student during preclinical and clinical years, USMLE Step 1 and Step 2CK and alternative standardized exams. Methods of assessment of clinical competency is OSCEs. Standardized examinations and OSCEs are administered / overseen by external agencies / examiners who do not have a conflict of interest with, or appointment to, the school or any affiliated organization. The methods of assessment for graduation applies equally to all students.

No student with an unremediated professional behavior or conduct violation (or concern) will be granted the MD degree.


Policy contact: Chair, Promotions and Progress Review Committee

Last updated: August 2021