Graduation Requirements

Current requirements for graduation are the following:

  • Successful completion of the first two years of medical school.
  • Passing the Step 1 examination of the United States Medical Licensure Examination (USMLE).
  • Successful completion of the required clerkships in the Core Clerkships/ Basic Electives.
  • Successful completion of the Advanced Clerkships & Electives requirements.
  • Taking Step 2 CK and CS of the United States Medical Licensure Examination.
  • A Passing performance in the Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).
  • Have paid a minimum of four full years of tuition (eight semesters) plus any additional tuition and fees incurred. Students, who transfer into third year, must pay a minimum of two full years of tuition plus any additional tuition and fees incurred. Students, who transfer into second year, must pay a minimum of three full years of tuition plus any additional tuition and fees incurred. All students must have paid all bills owed to the University.
  • Recommended for the degree, Doctor of Medicine, by the Student Ethics and Promotions Committee and the Executive Council, and approved by the Trustees.

* MD/MBA students receive one month’s clinical elective credit upon successful completion of 4th year MBA coursework.

* MD/MPH students receive one month’s clinical elective credit upon successful completion of their Applied Learning Experience. If the ALE was completed prior to the student’s last year, 9 rotations are required.

* MD/PhD students may request one month’s clinical elective if they are completing research or a paper pertaining to their PhD program. Dr. Rosenberg and Dr. Kuhlik must approve the credit.

Limited Licensure

In May 5, 1976, the Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives amended the law regarding practice of medicine by medical students. Chapter 112 has been amended by Chapter 534 and the following is the law regarding medical students:

A student of medicine who has creditably completed not less than two years of study in a legally chartered medical school wherever located may practice medicine, but only under the supervision of an instructor in a legally chartered medical school, which instructor shall be a registered physician in the commonwealth and a duly appointed staff physician in the duly licensed hospital of not less than twenty-five beds, or an associated clinic, to which the student may be assigned. The board may, in its discretion from time to time, designate other facilities or locations in which said student may practice medicine under the conditions described above. Said students of medicine shall not sign certificates of births or deaths, nor prescribe or dispense narcotic drugs as defined in Section 1 of Chapter 94C.