The degree Doctor of Medicine is awarded by the president of the College, with approval from the faculty, to those students who satisfactorily complete the medical academic course of study, demonstrate the intellectual and personal skills to function as a physician and manifest an ability to adhere to a high moral and ethical standard of behavior fitting for the noble profession of medicine.
A student must satisfactorily complete each of the required courses in the foundational sciences curriculum by earning a passing grade and receiving all applicable credits in the first year and second year.
To begin the clinical curriculum a student must have a passing grade in all foundational sciences courses and must pass the NBME Comprehensive Basic Science Examination. During the clinical curriculum a student must satisfactorily complete each of the core clinical clerkships, sub-internships, and selectives by earning a passing grade.
In addition, a student is required to pass CABS, DDASH, USMLE Step 1, USMLE Step 2 CK, USMLE Step 2 CS and Apex prior to graduation. Students are required to earn 16 elective credits.