Educational Policies

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Educational Policies2018-12-17T11:40:41+00:00

College Of Medicine Educational Policies & Procedures

The University of Illinois College of Medicine (UI COM) has expectations for teachers and students. In order for us to ensure the high quality of education for which we hold ourselves accountable, we steadfastly insist that all faculty, resident, and students are aware of our formal policies.

Please read through the attached compact to further your understanding of the culture we want to espouse here at UI COM compact between teachers and learners.

Please be assured that any concerns or feedback provided will be given immediate attention by the administration.

This webpage consists of policies and procedures that are applicable to students and educators at all campuses within the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Questions or concerns regarding material content on this page can be directed to Dean Kashima or  Dean Curry.

  • Academic Policies and Professional Standards 2018-2019
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy and Resource Guide
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accommodation Request Procedures
  • Assessment Policies and Procedures
  • Confidentiality of Student Records (Family Education Records Privacy Act – FERPA)
  • Conflicts of Interest with Health Care Industry
  • DATES FOR AWARDING DEGREES

    The College of Medicine students who are completing their M4 year should have an understanding of how their degree is awarded and the documents they will need after they graduate. Your degree is awarded by the University of Illinois at Chicago. The University only awards degrees on certain dates.

    Degree Conferment Conferment Date To be considered and eligible for graduation, you must be scheduled for all clinical requirements, have passed USMLE Step 2 CK and Step 2 CS:
    Spring 2015 May 10, 2015 by June 20, 2015
    Summer 2015 August 9, 2015 between June 21, 2015 and August 22, 2015
    Fall 2015 December 13, 2015 between August 23, 2015 and December 26, 2015
     Spring 2016 May 8, 2016 by June, 18, 2016
     Summer 2016 August 7, 2016 between June 19, 2016 and August 20, 2016
     Fall 2016 December 11, 2016 between August 20, 2016 and December 24, 2016

    If you will be a summer semester graduate and only have remaining graduation requirements which will be completed before July 1, and your residency program requires a letter of verification, the Office of the Registrar will write a letter, including the College of Medicine seal, stating that you have completed graduation requirements but due to the College and University’s calendar your degree will not be conferred until the end of the summer semester.

    Similarly, if you will be a fall graduate and have complete requirements prior to the degree conferment date, and your residency program requires a letter of verification, the Office of the Registrar will write a letter, including the College of Medicine seal, stating that you have completed graduation requirements but due to the College and University’s calendar your degree will not be conferred until the end of the fall semester.

    Updated  9/24/15

  • Graduation Competencies
  • Graduation with Honors Criteria
  • Graduation Participation Policy
  • Guidelines on Prohibited Retaliation
  • Latex Allergy Policy
  • Learning Environment
    • Learning Environment Statement
    • UI COM Positive Learning Environment Policy
    • As an academic community, the University of Illinois at Chicago is committed to providing an environment in which research, learning, and scholarship can flourish and in which all endeavors are guided by academic and professional integrity. All members of the campus community — students, staff, faculty, administrators — share the responsibility of insuring that these standards are upheld so that such an environment exists. Instances of academic misconduct by students, and as defined herein, shall be handled pursuant to the Student Disciplinary Policy.The following is the UIC policy on academic dishonesty which includes, but is not limited to:
      1. Cheating: either intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized information, people, or study aids in any academic exercise; providing to, or receiving from another person, any kind of unauthorized assistance on any examination or assignment.
      2. Fabricating: unauthorized falsification, reproduction, lack of attribution, or invention of any information or citation in an academic exercise.
      3. Facilitating academic dishonesty/plagiarism: intentionally or knowingly representing the words or ideas of another as one’s own in any academic exercise.
      4. Offering bribes, favors, or threats: bribing, attempting to bribe, promising favors to or making threats against any person with the intention of affecting a record of a grade or evaluation of academic performance; any conspiracy with another person who then takes, or attempts to take action on behalf of, or at the direction of the student.
      5. Taking an examination by proxy: taking or attempting to take an exam for someone else is a violation by both the student enrolled in the course and the proxy or substitute.
      6. Grade tampering: any unauthorized change, attempt to change or alteration of grades.
      7. Submitting non-original works: submission or attempt to submit any written work, written in whole or in part, by someone other than the student.

    • Taken from the American Board of Internal Medicine:
      In 2002, the ABIM Foundation, American College of Physicians Foundation and the European Federation of Internal Medicinejointly authored Medical Professionalism in the New Millennium: A Physician Charter. Published simultaneously in Annals of Internal Medicine, The Lancet and the European Journal of Internal Medicine, Harold C. Sox, MD, then editor of Annals of Internal Medicine, wrote, “I hope that we will look back upon its (the Charter’s) publication as a watershed event in medicine.”A decade later, the impact of the Physician Charter in advancing medical professionalism and addressing these challenges is far-reaching:

      • More than 130 organizations across the world have endorsed the Physician Charter
      • It has been translated into 12 languages
      • Nearly 100,000 copies have been distributed
      • The number of journal articles published on medical professionalism has increased threefold to nearly 300 a year

      The Charter has as its fundamental principles the primacy of patient welfare, patient autonomy and social justice. The Charter also articulates professional commitments of physicians and health care professionals, including improving access to high quality health care, advocating for a just and cost-effective distribution of finite resources, and maintaining trust by managing conflicts of interest.

  • Long Term Disability Insurance
    • More Information
  • M3-M4 Clinical Experiences Absence Policy
  • Non-Discrimination Statement
  • Occupational Exposures (Chicago Campus)
  • Phase 1 Attendance & Late Arrival Policy
  • Policy on Student Work Hours
  • Procedural Competencies for Graduating Medical Students
  • Protection of Minors
  • Site Transfer Policy
  • Social Media Usage Guidelines
  • Social Security policy at UIC
  • Student Disciplinary Policy
  • Student Image Usage Policy
  • Student Sexual Misconduct (Discrimination/Violence/Harassment)
  • Student Stipends Policy
  • Tuition and Fees
  • UIC Holidays and Religious Days of Observance
  • Unanticipated Interruption of Testing Policy

For campus specific policies, please select from below:


College of Medicine Chicago Campus

Policies at Chicago

College of Medicine Peoria Campus

Policies at Peoria

College of Medicine Rockford Campus

Policies at Rockford

College of Medicine Urbana Campus

Policies at Urbana