2016 Graduation Ceremony
The 2016 Graduation ceremony was held on June 10, 2016 at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City. All graduations are typically held in New York City. There are several graduation dates each year to accomodate students applying for the Match.
The following requirements must be met in order for a student to graduate from UMHS:
• Successfully complete all required Basic and Clinical Science courses with a minimum grade of “C”.
• Receive a passing score on USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2 CK & CS.
• Maintain a minimum cumulative Grade Point Averageof 2.00
• All required administrative documents must be on file.
Formal commencement exercises are held once a year in New York City, typically in June.
There are four completion dates per year which administratively acknowledge graduation.
Diplomas will not be released unless all outstanding balances, administrative documents, clinical evaluations, and scores from the USMLE Steps 1, 2 CK & 2 CS have been received and
a final degree audit has been cleared by the Office of the Registrar.
Graduate Residency Training
Fourth-year UMHS students pursue post graduate residency positions in prestigious hospitals throughout the United States and Canada. After graduating, students begin their internship year alongside their United States counterparts as practicing Doctors of Medicine (M.D.) in numerous specialities and in diverse residency training programs.
Matching in a United States or Canadian Residency
Like students from the U.S. medical schools, UMHS students apply for residencies through the NRMP (National Residency Matching Program) in order to obtain a position, or "Match," in the United States. Canadian students have the option of applying to CaRMS (Caribbean Residency Matching Service) alternatively, or in addition to, the United States NRMP program.
Students prepare and submit applications to ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) in the summer or fall prior to the match year in order to interview with prospective programs between September and January. Canadian students follow a similar schedule through CaRMS.
In February, students submit rank lists of their preferred programs to the NRMP and CaRMS. Similarly, programs submit lists of their preferred applicants. Both the NRMP and CaRMS then apply an algorithm to determine a match based on those preferences, releasing those results to student in March, prior to graduation.
Although students apply to residencies during their fourth year, in order to begin practice in a U.S. program, students must pass the USMLE Step I, Step II CS & CK, complete the UMHS clinical curriculum, and receive their diploma and ECFMG certification.
A certificate from ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) assures a foreign medical school and its students that they have achieved a comparable acumen to United States institutions and meet the standard expect from the United States residency programs.
Canadian students are also required to pass the MCCEE (Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination) and the NAC examination (National Assessment Collaboration) in order to meet the requirements of most Canadian residency Programs.