Standards for Graduation

Authorizing Body: Curriculum Committee
Author: Robert Noiva, Ph.D.
Lynda Misra D.O., FACP, M.Ed.
Date Issued: August 1, 2011
Last Update: February 10, 2021


Students in the School of Medicine must satisfy the promotions requirements of the School of Medicine within the specified timeframe, in order to be considered for graduation.

Scope and Applicability:

All students enrolled in the School of Medicine

Standard Practice Guideline:

Violations of any policies, procedures, rules, regulations ordinances and other requirements of OU, Beaumont and the School of Medicine, including without limitation policies regarding professional or ethical behavior, may result in disciplinary action up to and including denial of graduation.


  • Candidates must have satisfactorily completed all required courses and clinical clerkships or their equivalent as determined by the SPRC within six years of admission to the School of Medicine. Exceptions to this rule will be made only with the consent of the SPRC. 

  • All students must pass USMLE Step 1, Step 2CK prior to graduation.

  • All candidates must complete a Capstone program project before graduation.

  • All candidates must pass a summative Gateway Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) before graduation.

Related Policies and Forms:

Clinical Skills Assessment
USMLE Step Exam Failure
Graduation Requirements