Graduation Competencies and Requirements


Graduation Competencies

The Graduation Competencies for the MD student are consistent across all four campuses and can be found here.
The Procedural Competencies for the MD student are consistent across all four campuses and can be found here.

Requirements

Graduation requirements include satisfactory completion of the following:

  • All M1 courses and requirements
  • All M2 courses and requirements
  • The USMLE Step I Examination
  • All M3 courses and requirements
  • All M4 courses and requirements (Click here for M4 Pathway  Requirements Tracking Sheets)
  • The USMLE Step II CK and Step 2 CS Examinations
  • The Graduation Competency Examination, Parts 1 & 2

DATES FOR AWARDING DEGREES

The College of Medicine students who are completing their M4 year should have an understanding of how their degree is awarded and the documents they will need after they graduate. Your degree is awarded by the University of Illinois at Chicago. The University only awards degrees on certain dates.

Degree Conferment

Conferment Date




To be considered and eligible for graduation, you must be scheduled for all clinical requirements, have passed USMLE Step 2 CK and Step 2 CS:

Spring 2016

May 8, 2016




by June 18, 2016

Summer 2016

August 7, 2016




between June 19, 2016 and August 20, 2016

Fall 2016

December 11, 2016




between August 20, 2016 and December 24, 2016

Spring 2017

May 7, 2017




by June, 17, 2017

Summer 2017

August 6, 2017




between June 18, 2017 and August 19, 2017

Fall 2017

December 17, 2017




between August 20, 2017 and December 23, 2017


If you will be a summer semester graduate and only have remaining graduation requirements which will be completed before July 1, and your residency program requires a letter of verification, the Office of the Registrar will write a letter, including the College of Medicine seal, stating that you have completed graduation requirements but due to the College and University’s calendar your degree will not be conferred until the end of the summer semester.

Similarly, if you will be a fall graduate and have complete requirements prior to the degree conferment date, and your residency program requires a letter of verification, the Office of the Registrar will write a letter, including the College of Medicine seal, stating that you have completed graduation requirements but due to the College and University’s calendar your degree will not be conferred until the end of the fall semester.

Updated  3/21/16