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Graduation Requirements

The degree of Doctor of Medicine is conferred upon students who have satisfactorily completed the requirements stated below:
  • Successful completion of all required pre-clerkship courses and clinical experiences
  • Successful completion of all required clinical clerkships
  • Satisfactory performance on the P-OSCE and C-OSCE
  • Satisfactorily meet all nine YSM competencies.
  • Students must have taken and passed USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Exam) Step 1 and Step 2 CK.
  • Satisfactory completion of a sub-internship. Students may take a given sub-internship up to two times to fulfill the graduation requirement.
  • Satisfactory completion of the Capstone course and any required assessments.
  • Satisfactory completion of forty weeks of study in the final year, including one required sub-internship and the Capstone course. The remaining weeks may be devoted to electives, additional sub-internships, approved dual degree coursework, and supervised research.
  • Satisfactory completion of the Medical Student Thesis Requirement.
  • Continued satisfactory fulfillment of the YSM Professionalism Standards.
  • Continuing to meet YSM Technical, Non-Academic Standards.
  • No unresolved concerns regarding academic performance.