MD Admissions

Evaluation and Degree Requirements

System of Evaluation

The Curriculum uses an Honors/High Pass/Pass/Fail system of evaluation except during Core 1, when only Pass/Fail is used. The School of Medicine relies on multiple assessments in the evaluation process, including traditional examinations, presentations, standardized patients, clinical skills assessments, simulations, OSCE, projects and papers, and practical exams.

Statement of Requirements for the MD Degree

In addition to successfully completing the required curriculum and elective courses, students are awarded the MD degree by vote of the faculty when they have accomplished the following:

  • Achieved the educational goals of the curriculum.
  • Developed the intellectual, interpersonal professionalism, and technical skills required of a physician.
  • Attained a level of clinical judgment that warrants confidence in their independent professional opinion.
  • Demonstrated a sense of responsibility to patients.
  • Complied with the school's standards of conduct and academic integrity.

Step 1, Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK), and Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS):

  • All exams must be taken and passed. Step 1 and 2CK must be taken by November 30th before graduation year. Step 2 CS must be taken by November 1st before graduation year.

Applicants should be aware that the curriculum requires some academic experiences that involve use of animal tissue. Also, training in medicine may involve health risks, such as exposure to infectious diseases. While all students' customs and practices are respected, medical education includes weekends and holidays and caring for all patients.

The faculty of the Perelman School of Medicine reserves the right to change the curriculum, methods of evaluation and requirements for graduation at any time.