All students must pass the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 and USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) examinations, and must take the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) examination in order to graduate with the M.D. degree.
Number of attempts. Students who fail to record a passing score after the third attempt of USMLE Step 1 or USMLE Step 2 CK are subject to dismissal from the School of Medicine. Students who fail USMLE Step 2 CS will be allowed to graduate without the receipt of a passing score on this examination.
Time limits. Failure to take USMLE Step 1 by March 15 of the year that follows the completion of the second year curriculum will be grounds for dismissal by the Student Academic Standing Committee (SASC). Any exceptions must be approved by the SASC. Failure to record a passing score on USMLE Step 1 within twelve months of completing second year coursework will be grounds for dismissal by the SASC. Any exceptions must be approved by the SASC prior to the end of the twelve month time limit.
USMLE Step 1:
USMLE Step 2 CK:
USMLE Step 2 CS