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College of Medicine | Graduation Requirements

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Candidates for the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree must be over 21 years of age, must be of good moral character, and must have completed the prescribed course of study. While completion of the prescribed curriculum and passing of USMLE Step 1, Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK), and Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) examinations are necessary for receipt of the M.D. degree, they are not sufficient. The M.D. degree is only awarded when the faculty believes the students have attained the maturity of thought and proficiency in medicine to be competent and compassionate physicians. If a student fails to graduate, he/she does not fail in any one branch of medicine but is judged by the faculty to be unqualified for the practice of medicine as a whole.

Students enrolled in the College of Medicine will have six (6) years from the date of matriculation to complete their degree for Doctor of Medicine. Students who are pursuing a combined degree of Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy will have at least eight (8) years (up to ten (10) years) in which to complete that dual degree. If a student fails to complete their degree within the specified time, they can be recommended for dismissal by the Progress Committee.