Graduation Requirements for students who matriculated in 2018 and earlier


Fall 1st Year (4.5 credits)

  • MOD100A Clinical Anatomy
  • MOD100B Biochemistry
  • MOD100C Epidemiology
  • MOD100E Embryology
  • MOD100G Genetics
  • MOD100H Cell And Tissue Biology
  • MOD100M Microbiology And Infectious Diseases I
  • MOD100X Cancer Biology
  • MOD300 Introduction To Clinical Medicine: The Doctor-Patient Relationship
  • MOD302 Introduction To Clinical Medicine: History
  • MOD600 Doct. 1A-Introduction To Medicine And Society

Spring 1st Year (6 credits)

  • MOD200B Brain And Behavior  
  • MOD200E Endocrinology
  • MOD200G Gastroenterology
  • MOD200P Mechanisms Of Disease And Therapeutic Intervention
  • MOD200R Reproduction
  • MOD301 Introduction To Ultrasound Diagnostics
  • MOD320 Health Care Systems
  • MOD6011 Doct. 1B-Pt/Family Centered Care: Comm With Pts/Families

Fall 2nd Year (4 credits)

  • MOD200C Cardiology
  • MOD307    Pediatric Introduction To Clinical Medicine
  • MOD6012  Doct. 1C-Pers/Prof Dev:How To Maintain One's Well Being In Clinic
  • MOD200D Dermatology 
  • MOD200N Renal
  • MOD200L Pulmonary
  • MOD200M Microbiology And Infectious Diseases II
  • MOD305 Differential Diagnosis
  • MOD306 Adult Introduction To Clinical Medicine

Required Clerkships (12 credits)

  • ANE200 Clerkship in Anesthesia
  • EMR200 Clerkship in Emergency Medicine
  • FAM200 Clerkship in Family Medicine     
  • MED200  Clerkship In Medicine                                         
  • MOD602 Doctoring II
  • NEU200 Clerkship in Neurology
  • OBG200 Clerkship in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • OPH200 Clerkship in Ophthalmology
  • ORT200 Clerkship in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • OTO200 Clerkship in Otorhinolarnygology
  • PED200 Clerkship in Pediatrics
  • PSY200 Clerkship in Psychiatry
  • SUR200 Clerkship in Surgery

  • A sub I in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Medicine, or Pediatrics (1 credit)
  • 4 months of standard electives as listed in the on-line course catalogue (4 credits)
  • 2 months of other electives, which may be standard electives, away US months, Botswana (counts as 1 month), or 2 additional months of scholarly pursuit (beyond the required 3 months), which may include scholarly work completing a concurrent PhD or Master’s program at the University of Pennsylvania. (2 credits)
  • Scholarly Pursuit (minimum of 3 months, post-Module 4; can also be fulfilled by earning a 2nd degree while in medical school) (3 credits)
  • Frontiers (3 weeks) (.75 credits)
    • Requirements
    • Students earning an MD/MBE and other medical students not earning a second degree:  
      • 3 weeks of Frontiers in Medical Science courses 
    • Students earning an MBA, ML, MSCE, MSHP or MSME degree while in medical school:  
      • 2 weeks of Frontiers courses  
    • Students earning a PhD, MPH or MTR degree while in medical school:  
      • These degrees cover the requirement for Frontiers coursework 
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  • Bioethics (1 week) (.25 credits)
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) 
  • Step 1 must be completed by June 30 of the 3rd year. A passing score on Step 1 must be obtained prior to a student beginning a Master’s Program or a research year.  All students need to complete the Step 1 exam as a graduation requirement.  A passing score on Step 1 is required prior to graduation for students matriculating in and after 2015.  
  • Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) must be taken by Nov 15 of the graduating academic year. All students need to complete the  Step 2CK exam as a graduation requirement. A passing score on Step 2CK prior to graduating applies to student matriculating in and after 2015.
  • Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS)  must be taken by the 5th testing period (reference https://www.usmle.org/step-2-cs/#reporting ) of the graduating academic year.  All students need to complete the Step 2CS exam as a graduation requirement. A passing score on Step 2CK prior to graduating applies to student matriculating in and after 2015.  
  • Clinical Skills Inventory exam 
  • ACLS
  • Attendance at Medical School Graduation is strongly encouraged.