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Graduation & requirements


UMHS graduates with President Warren Ross, Lincoln Center, NYC

Graduation requirements

To be a candidate for graduation and receive your diploma and/or transcripts, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Successfully complete all required Basic Science courses.
  • Successfully complete all required clinical clerkships.
  • Submit all final and original administrative documents to the Office of the Registrar.
  • Submit passing scores on the USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS to the office of Registrar.  Please note that the CS was discontinued in January 2021 and replaced by the ECFMG Pathway.
  • Graduates must also have either a passing Step 2 CS result or, after March 2020, an approved ECFMG Pathways 3 or 6 in order to obtain ECFMG Certification.
  • Apply for graduation through the Student Portal by the deadlines listed in the Graduation memo.
  • Pay the $500.00 graduation fee when submitting the Graduation Application. (This one-time fee is required of all students and is not contingent on attending the commencement ceremony.)
  • Satisfy all outstanding balances owed to the University.

Graduate residency training

UMHS graduates pursue residency positions in prestigious hospitals throughout the United States and Canada. Shortly after graduation, these newly practicing Doctor of Medicine (M.D.s) begin their internships alongside their U.S. counterparts, working in numerous specialties and in diverse residency training programs.

Read more about residency requirements in the U.S. and Canada.

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Residency matches

UMHS students have an impressive track record of attaining top residencies in the U.S. and Canada. See where they’ve matched.

View residency match list