PURPOSE
To describe the policy for graduation from the School of Medicine.

AUDIENCE
All medical students

LCME STANDARD
9.9 Student Advancement and Appeal Process   

POLICY

  1. Students can graduate from the UC Davis School of Medicine in June and December each year, after demonstrating that they have completed all required coursework and administrative tasks and met graduation competencies.
  2. Students who have outstanding coursework during their final quarters will be able to walk at Commencement as planned. A diploma and complete official transcript will not be issued until the completion of all course requirements. Those not completing work within their final quarter of proposed graduation will be required to graduate at a date subsequent to the completion of all work.
  3. Commencement ceremonies generally take place in June; diplomas are mailed to graduates as soon as they are available, generally in August.

PROCEDURE

    1. The Registrar’s Office will determine which students are eligible to graduate by conducting intermittent graduation checks to ensure that students have completed all of the required coursework and other expectations/tasks.
    2. If there are any questions, the Registrar’s Office will work with the Office of Medical Education to determine student status.
    3. Eligible students will be presented to the Committee on Student Promotions, which will then make a recommendation to the Faculty Executive Committee to certify if students have met graduation requirements.

    RESPONSIBILITY
    Registrar’s Office

    REFERENCES
    UC Davis School of Medicine Bylaws and Regulations, Regulation 60 (B)

    POLICY OWNER
    Registrar’s Office

    REVIEWED BY
    Registrar’s Office*
    Committee on Student Promotions

    REVIEWED DATE and REVIEW CYCLE
    February 2021; 3-year cycle