The following are prerequisites to the granting of the degree of doctor of medicine by Rush University: The level of achievement required by the faculty for the degree of doctor of medicine (MD) must be attained in a minimum of 35 months. A minimum of 78 weeks of instruction at Rush Medical College is required for students entering at the third-year level from other medical schools.
Each student's progress in each year of the Rush Medical College curriculum will be evaluated by the Committee on Student Evaluation and Promotion.
Requirements for Graduation:
- To be eligible to graduate, a student must have successfully completed the studies of each year of the medical college curriculum or its equivalent, in accordance with the requirements of the medical college.
- The student must pass USMLE Step I Examination.
- Beginning with the entering class of 2008, to be eligible for graduation, the OMSP must receive a passing score from the student on the USMLE Step II Clinical Knowledge and Clinical Skills examinations by graduation per the dates set by the OMSP guidelines.
- The level of achievement required by the faculty for the degree of Doctor of Medicine must be attained in a maximum of 60 months from matriculation.
- Credit toward the M.D. degree may be granted to a student by the Office of the Dean for appropriate course work accomplished prior to matriculation at Rush Medical College with approval by the COSEP and the OMSP.
- A minimum of 78 weeks of clinical instruction must be taken according to Rush Medical College rules by students entering at the third-year level from other medical schools.
- The COSEP may require additional weeks of instruction depending upon the progress made by any Rush Medical College student.
- Students must pass all required clerkships and be scheduled for completion of all elective clerkship requirements by December 31 of the current calendar year in order to graduate in the next calendar year.
- All students must successfully complete the Clinical Skills Assessment.
- The OMSP will immediately notify future residency program directors where the
student has matched if the student does not fulfill or achieve the graduation requirements. If the inability to graduate is determined prior to the match, the student and the OMSP must immediately notify the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) that the student is withdrawing from the match. The student must notify all of the programs to which he/she said he/she applied that he/she is withdrawing from the match.