Graduation Competencies and Requirements

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Graduation Competencies and Requirements 2017-07-03T10:23:53+00:00

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 ConfermentConferment DateTo 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 2016May 8, 2016by June 18, 2016
Summer 2016August 7, 2016between June 19, 2016 and August 20, 2016
Fall 2016December 11, 2016between August 20, 2016 and December 24, 2016
Spring 2017May 7, 2017by June, 17, 2017
Summer 2017August 6, 2017between June 18, 2017 and August 19, 2017
Fall 2017December 17, 2017between 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