Requirements to Graduate

MD/PhD Requirements

  • Complete MSTP graduation survey

PhD Requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 72 graduate credits with an average grade of B or better in all required core courses (i.e., Biostatistics and Core) and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • Successfully submit and defend a Thesis Proposal

  • Write an original dissertation that is accepted by the student’s Thesis Committee and successfully defend the dissertation orally in front of a panel of experts.

  • Deposit dissertation using ProQuest Complete

  • Submit all required forms, including student checkout forms for the Graduate School, Medical School, and the institution.

MD Requirements

  • Complete all medical school courses and clerkships with a passing grade.

  • Successfully complete a total of 14 weeks of elective credit

  • Take and pass USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK

  • Complete a scholarly product

  • Complete all assigned evaluations for all courses and clerkships

  • Complete required core procedures

  • Complete annual student survey in Year 4

  • Complete the graduation checklist

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