Office of the Dean

O’Dowd Hall, Room 428
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3634

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Standards for Graduation


Standards for Graduation


Authorizing Body:

Curriculum Committee


Robert Noiva, Ph.D.
Lynda Misra DO, FACP, MEd

Date Issued

August 1, 2011

Last Update:

March 30, 2016


Students in the School of Medicine must satisfy the promotions requirements of the School of Medicine within the specified timeframe, in order to be considered for graduation.

Scope and Applicability:

All students enrolled in the School of Medicine

Standard Practice Guideline:

Violations of any policies, procedures, rules, regulations ordinances and other requirements of OU, Beaumont and the School of Medicine, including without limitation policies regarding professional or ethical behavior, may result in disciplinary action up to and including denial of graduation.


  • Candidates must have satisfactorily completed all required courses and clinical clerkships or their equivalent as determined by the SPRC within six years of admission to the School of Medicine. Exceptions to this rule will be made only with the consent of the SPRC. 
  • All students must pass Step 1, Steps 2CK and 2CS before graduation.
  • All candidates must complete a Capstone program project before graduation.
  • All candidates must pass a summative Gateway Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) before graduation


Related Policies and Forms:

Clinical Skills Assessment
M3-M4 Graduation Requirements