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The Graduation and Procedural Competencies for the MD student are consistent across all three campuses.
Graduation requirements include satisfactory completion of the following:
- All Phase 1, 2, and 3 requirements
- The USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK Examination
- The Graduation Competency Examination, Parts 1 & 2
Right to change requirements
Both the curriculum and College promotions’ policies are continuously monitored and refined by the faculty. This web site and its contents are therefore subject to change without notice, as the College of Medicine deems necessary and appropriate. This web site and the descriptions contained here are not to be construed as a contract binding the College. Possible changes include, but are not limited to, curricula, exam requirements, and course content. The College will provide adequate advance notice of any change in policy or additions or deletions of courses. Students are responsible for making themselves aware of any changes in policy and also for changes in requirements for specific courses.
- Arterial puncture
- EKG lead placement
- Escalation of airway support: oxygen and bag-valve-mask
- Injection: intradermal
- Injection: intramuscular
- Injection: subcutaneous
- Inserting an intravenous catheter
- Inserting a nasogastric tube
- Obtaining informed consent
- Simple interrupted suturing/ removal of sutures
*The competencies listed represent only a subset of all technical skills and procedures required for graduation. Those that are requirements in courses or clerkships, or at specific campuses, are listed separately among those learning objectives.
Graduation Competency Examination
The Graduation Competency Examination (GCE) is a comprehensive assessment of several of the key graduation competencies, including data gathering and interpretation, communication and interpersonal skills, and professionalism. The exam is scheduled at the end of the M3 year, and is a graduation requirement.
The GCE in 2023 will be administered in-person with three Standardized Patient (SP) Cases.