Graduation Requirements
The curriculum underwent a significant change in 2017 with the class of 2021. As such, the graduation requirements differ with each class until the Class of 2023. Click on each tab to view the requirements for each class.
Class of 2020  

Students will receive a doctor of medicine degree if they are at least 21 years old, possess good moral character and meet the following requirements:

  • Have studied medicine for at least two years at UNMC's College of Medicine.
  • Have passed all examinations and received grades of "H", "HP", "P" or "M" in all courses.
  • Have passed USMLE Step 1.
  • Have registered for USMLE Step 2 at least one month prior to graduation (both clinical skills and knowledge exams).
  • Have passed an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) during the senior year.
  • Have successfully completed the quality curricula through all four years. Please see the Quality Improvement 4-year Curriculum Proposal.
  • Have current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
  • Recorded completion of required clinical skills and experiences.
  • Have discharged all indebtedness to, and compliance requirements, of the University of Nebraska.
  • Completed the required Residency Preparation Course (senior year).

Students who do not complete their graduation requirements prior to April 1st of their senior year will not be allowed to participate in the hooding/honors and graduation program.

Modified by the Curriculum Committee June 27, 2017
Modified by the Curriculum Committee November 27, 2018

Class of 2021 & 2020  

Classes of 2021 and 2022 Graduation Requirements

Students will receive a doctor of medicine degree if they are at least 21 years old, possess good moral character and meet the following requirements:

Students who do not complete their graduation requirements prior to April 1st of their senior year will not be allowed to participate in the hooding/honors ceremony and graduation program.

Approved by the Curriculum Committee February 28, 2017
Modified by the Curriculum Committee June 27, 2017
Modified by the Curriculum Committee November 28, 2017
Modified by the Curriculum Committee September 25, 2018

Class of 2023 and beyond  

Class of 2023 and Beyond Graduation Requirements

Students will receive a doctor of medicine degree if they have completed two years of education at UNMC College of Medicine, are greater than 21 years old, possess good moral character, and have discharged all indebtedness to, and compliance requirements of, the University of Nebraska. The student must also meet the following requirements:

Phase 1

  • Completion of all blocks with a grade of "Pass" per SEC guidelines
  • Pass USMLE Step 1.
  • Complete eight Longitudinal Care Experience (LCE) visits.
  • Take and pass the H&P OSCE (delivered in the Acute Care Block).

Phase 2

  • Complete Acute Care Training Block and the following clerkships with a grade of Honors, High Pass, Pass or Marginal per SEC guidelines.
  • Recorded completion of all clinical encounters and skills as outlined in the clerkships.
  • Possess current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

Phase 3

  • Complete all rotations with a grade of Honors, High Pass, Pass or Marginal per SEC guidelines.
  • Possess current certificate in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
  • Complete all required curriculum enhancement experiences.
  • Register for Step 2 Clinical Knowledge and Clinical Skills by April 1 of their senior year.

Students who do not complete their graduation requirements prior to April 1st of their senior year will not be allowed to participate in the hooding/honors and graduation program. 

Approved by the Curriculum Committee February 28, 2017
Modified by the Curriculum Committee June 27, 2017
Modified by the Curriculum Committee November 28, 2017
Modified by the Curriculum Committee September 25, 2018
Modified by the Curriculum Committee October 23, 2018