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 2020-2021
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy and Resource Guide
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accommodation Request Procedures
  • Assessment Policies and Procedures 2020-2021
  • 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: (Dates Subject to Change)
    Fall 2020 December 13, 2020 between August 17, 2020 and December 18, 2020
    Spring 2021 May 09, 2021 by June 04, 2021
    Summer 2021 August 08, 2021 between April 26 , 2021 and August 21, 2021

    If you will be a summer semester graduate and only have remaining graduation requirements which will be completed before June 04, 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 09/28/2020

  • 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
  • Professional Development Feedback Form: Concerns
  • Professional Development Feedback Form: Highlights
  • Protection of Minors
  • Site Transfer Policy
  • Social Media Usage Guidelines
  • Social Security policy at UIC
  • Step 1 Deferral Procedures Class of 2023
  • 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