The following information is applicable to students in the Class of 2014. 

 

Students must complete the following requirements to graduate:

M1, M2 and M3 requirements, including USMLE Step I.
M4 clinical experiences: Forty weeks (40 weeks).
USMLE Step II Examinations
Graduation Competency Examination which assesses procedural skills, lab interpretation and clinical problem solving using standardized patient encounters. This examination is scheduled in the Summer and you will be contacted by the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education with scheduling details. See the "Preparing for the Graduation Competency Examination" document and other important information on the UIC Graham Clinical Performance Center web site.



M4 Requirements

Sub-Internship:                               4 Weeks
Emergency Medicine:                       2 Weeks
Neurology:                                      2 Weeks (scheduled in the M3 year)
Orthopaedics:                                  2 Weeks
Radiology:                                        2 Weeks
2 Specialty Electives:                   *8 Weeks (two @ 4 weeks each)
Electives:                                     **20 Weeks

                          Total :                   40 Weeks

 * The Specialty Elective requirement is fulfilled by taking 4-week rotations in two of the following specialties: 

               Anesthesiology

            Dermatology

            Ophthalmology

            Otolaryngology

            Urology

**Electives may be taken within the UIC system or at another Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredited program, allowing students to sample geographic location as well as disciplines prior to the final residency commitment.

 

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 2014

May 11, 2014

by June 21, 2014

Summer 2014

August 10, 2014

between June 22, 2014 and August 23, 2014

Fall 2014

December 14, 2014

between August 25, 2014 and December 27, 2014


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 10/8/13