Time Limits for Successful Completion of Coursework

  • All required courses in the pre-clinical curriculum* must be successfully completed within four consecutive years from a student’s matriculation date to medical school. Failure to successfully complete all coursework in the pre-clinical curriculum required for graduation within the four-year time limit will constitute sufficient grounds for dismissal from the School of Medicine.

  • All courses in the clinical curriculum** must be successfully completed within three consecutive years from the date of a passing score on the USMLE Step I examination. Failure to successfully complete all coursework in the clinical curriculum required for graduation within the three-year time limit will constitute sufficient grounds for dismissal from the School of Medicine.

  • All decisions regarding dismissal are subject to approval by the Student Academic Standing Committee (SASC).


* For purposes of this policy, the pre-clinical curriculum includes all required first and second year courses plus a passing score on the USMLE Step 1 examination.

**For purposes of this policy, the clinical curriculum includes all clerkships and Scholarly Activity, and the appropriate number of acting internships, electives, and Special Topics courses required for graduation. It also includes a passing score on the USMLE Step 2 CK examination and taking the USMLE Step 2 CS examination.