It is the expectation that all DGSOM UCLA medical school graduates be able to practice medicine in California and other states. The curriculum and experiences are designed to give each student the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behavior to be successful in starting a residency and ultimately practicing as a physician. Therefore, it is a requirement of the School of Medicine that students take and pass all relevant components of USMLE during medical school.
USMLE STEP 1 Exam
First time failure of the Step 1 exam will result in the “Experiencing Academic/Professional Difficulty” designation. The student may complete the current clerkship but cannot begin any further clerkship until the Step 1 exam is retaken and passed. Upon confirmation of passing the Step 1 exam, the student may resume the Year 3 curriculum.
Two (2) Failures:
Failing the Step 1 exam twice will result in the designation of “Academic/Professional Probation.” The student may not return to the curriculum until the Step 1 exam is retaken and passed.
Three (3) Failures:
Failing the Step 1 exam three times will result in dismissal from medical school.
Updated May 2017
Deadline to sit for Step 2CK and 2CS:
Three failures of Step 2CK or 2 CS will result in dismissal from medical school