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Criteria for Graduation
In order to receive the recommendation from the ASAC for graduation and conferral of the MD degree, a student must satisfy all academic and professionalism graduation requirements with no outstanding deficiencies.
Steps 1 and 2 of United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE):
Passing scores on the USMLE Step 1, USMLE Step 2 clinical knowledge (CK) and the USMLE Step 2 clinical skills (CS) are required for graduation. Students are allowed a total of three attempts to pass each of the Step 1 and the two Step 2 examinations; failure to pass any Step examination for a third time will result in dismissal from medical school, without recourse to the appeals process. Students must complete successfully all required clerkships and then take USMLE Step 2 CS and 2 CK no later than November 1 of their last academic year in medical school to ensure an opportunity for remediation prior to residency match and graduation should a failure occur.
Students are required to take and pass the Clinical Practice Examination (CPX) after the completion of the clerkships. This is a requirement for graduation. Students failing the CPX are required to review their performance and address their deficiencies with an assigned attending.
Overall Time Limits:
All of the requirements for graduation,
including passing Steps 1, 2 CK and 2 CS of