Federal law and regulations require that all students receiving assistance through programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act must maintain satisfactory academic progress in the course of studies being pursued. These regulations are described in the Federal Register published on October 6, 1983.
The academic requirements for the M.D. degree include satisfactory performance in all required and elective courses of the curriculum approved by the faculty of the College of Medicine. Students must also pass Step 1 and Step 2 (clinical skills and clinical knowledge) of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). The Committee on Student Promotions and Graduations meets at the end of each grading period to review the academic performance of each student.