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 2024. Students delaying graduation will abide by the requirements of their new graduating class unless otherwise approved by the Curriculum Committee. Click on each tab to view the requirements for each class.
Class of 2023  

Class of 2023 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 Comprehensive Clinical Skills Examination- Part 1 (formerly the M2 "H&P OSCE", administered in the Acute Care Block).

Phase 2

  • Complete Acute Care Training Block and the required 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 10 electives (to include 3 subinternship experiences) and the Residency Preparatory Course with a grade of Honors, High Pass, Pass or Marginal per SEC guidelines.
  • Complete all requirements of the monthly Curriculum Enhancement Seminar series. 
  • Take and pass the Comprehensive Clinical Skills Exam Part 2 (formerly "M4 OSCE", administered in April).
  • Possess current certificate in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
  • Register for Step 2 Clinical Knowledge examination.

Students who do not complete all 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
Modified by the Curriculum Committee January 25, 2022
Modified by the OME October 27, 2022

Class of 2024 and Beyond  

Class of 2024 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 Comprehensive Clinical Skills Examination- Part 1 (formerly the M2 "H&P OSCE", administered in the Acute Care Block).

Phase 2

  • Complete Acute Care Training Block and the required 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 10 electives (to include 3 subinternship experiences) and the Residency Preparatory Course with a grade of Honors, High Pass, Pass or Marginal per SEC guidelines.
  • Complete all requirements of the monthly Curriculum Enhancement Seminar series.
  • Take and pass the Comprehensive Clinical Skills Exam Part 2 (formerly "M4 OSCE", administered in April).
  • Possess current certificate in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
  • Register for Step 2 Clinical Knowledge examination.

The requirements of each Phase must be successfully completed per Student Evaluation Committee guidelines prior to progressing to the next Phase. In addition to the above, students are required to complete an annual survey on community and service-learning activities. Students who do not complete all 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
Modified by the Curriculum Committee July 28, 2020
Modified by the Curriculum Committed January 25, 2022
Modified by the OME October 27, 2022