4.3: Academic Requirements for Graduation

Students Entering Academic Year 2013-14
In addition to satisfying the requirements for the MD degree, students entering in Academic Year 2013-14 must also complete the following requirements.

Academic Units
Satisfactory completion of a minimum total of 250 required academic units as specified in the table Courses and Units for Students Matriculating Academic Year 2013-14.

Students cannot graduate with any uncorrected failing grade in a pre-clerkship course or any uncorrected failing or marginal pass grade in clinical clerkships. Students can graduate with one uncorrected marginal pass in a pre-clerkship course having fewer than eight units.

Pre-clerkship Curriculum
Students must successfully complete all required courses on the pre-clerkship grid (139 units).

Clinical Curriculum
A minimum of fifteen and one-half months (93 units) in clinical clerkships.

Additional requirements

  • MED 295 Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – 2 units
  • INDE 297 Reflections, Research, and Advances in Patient Care – 4 units
  • Scholarly Concentration – Completion of 12 units of coursework and other requirements of a Scholarly Concentration
  • Demonstration of at least minimum competency in a comprehensive Clinical Performance Examination (CPX)
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) requirements

Students Matriculating Academic Year 2009-10 thru 2012-13

In addition to satisfying the requirements for the MD degree, students entering in Academic Year 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 or 2012-13 must also complete the following requirements.

Academic Units
Satisfactory completion of a minimum total of 249 required academic units.

Students cannot graduate with any uncorrected failing grade in a pre-clerkship course or any uncorrected failing or marginal pass grade in clinical clerkships. Students can graduate with one uncorrected marginal pass in a pre-clerkship course having fewer than eight units.

Pre-clerkship Curriculum
Students must successfully complete all required courses on the pre-clerkship grid (138 units).

Clinical Curriculum
A minimum of fifteen and one-half months (93 units) in clinical clerkships.

Additional requirements

  • MED 295 Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – 2 units
  • INDE 297 Reflections, Research, and Advances in Patient Care – 4 units
  • Scholarly Concentration – Completion of 12 units of coursework and other requirements of a Scholarly Concentration
  • Demonstration of at least minimum competency in a comprehensive Clinical Performance Examination (CPX)
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) requirements

Students Matriculating Academic Year 2007-08 or 2008-09

In addition to satisfying the requirements for the MD degree, students entering in Academic Year 2007-08 or 2008-09 must also complete the following requirements.

Academic Units
Satisfactory completion of a minimum total of 251 required academic units.

Pre-clerkship Curriculum
Students must successfully complete all required courses on the pre-clerkship grid (140 units).

Clinical Curriculum
A minimum of fifteen and one-half months (93 units) in clinical clerkships

Additional requirements

  • MED 295 Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – 2 units
  • INDE 297 Reflections, Research, and Advances in Patient Care – 4 units
  • Scholarly Concentration – Completion of 12 units of coursework and other requirements of a Scholarly Concentration
  • Demonstration of at least minimum competency in a comprehensive Clinical Performance Examination (CPX)
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) requirements

Students Matriculating Academic Year 2006-07

In addition to satisfying the requirements for the MD degree, students entering in Academic Year 2006-07 must also complete the following requirements.

Academic Units
Satisfactory completion of a minimum total of 239 required academic units.

Pre-clerkship Curriculum
Students must successfully complete all required courses on the pre-clerkship grid (140 units).

Clinical Curriculum
A minimum of fifteen and one-half months (93 units) in clinical clerkships

Additional requirements

  • MED 295 Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – 2 units
  • INDE 297 Reflections, Research, and Advances in Patient Care – 4 units
  • Scholarly Concentration - Completion of the requirements of a Scholarly Concentration
  • Demonstration of at least minimum competency in a comprehensive Clinical Performance Examination (CPX)
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) requirements

Students Matriculating Academic Year 2003-04, 2004-05 or 2005-06

In addition to satisfying the requirements for the MD degree, students entering in Academic Year 2003-04, 2004-05, or 2005-06 must also complete the following requirements.

Academic Units
Satisfactory completion of a minimum total of 239 required academic units.

Students cannot graduate with any uncorrected failing grade in a pre-clerkship course or any uncorrected failing or marginal pass grade in clinical clerkships. Students can graduate with one uncorrected marginal pass in a pre-clerkship course having fewer than eight units.

Pre-clerkship Curriculum
Students must successfully complete all required courses on the pre-clerkship grid (140 units).

Clinical Curriculum
A minimum of fifteen and one-half months (93 units) in clinical clerkships

Additional requirements

  • MED 295 Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – 2 units
  • INDE 297 Reflections, Research, and Advances in Patient Care – 4 units
  • Scholarly Concentration - Completion of the requirements of a Scholarly Concentration
  • Demonstration of at least minimum competency in a comprehensive Clinical Performance Examination (CPX)
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) requirements

Students Matriculating Academic Year 2002-03 or Prior

In addition to satisfying the requirements for the MD degree, students entering in Academic Year 2002-03 must also complete the following requirements.

Academic Units
Satisfactory completion of a minimum total of 236 required academic units.

Students cannot graduate with any uncorrected failing grade in a pre-clerkship course or any uncorrected failing or marginal pass grade in clinical clerkships. Students can graduate with one uncorrected marginal pass in a pre-clerkship course having fewer than eight units.

Pre-clerkship Curriculum
Students must successfully complete all required courses on the pre-clerkship grid (140 units).

Clinical Curriculum
A minimum of fifteen and one-half months (93 units) in clinical clerkships

Additional requirements

  • PEDS 209 Clinical Nutrition-1 unit, via internet
  • MED 295 Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – 2 units
  • Demonstration of at least minimum competency in a comprehensive Clinical Performance Examination (CPX)
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) requirements
  • Students beginning clerkships in Period 11 of the 2004-05 academic year or later are also required to complete MED 313A and INDE 297.
updated August 2013

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