DGSOM Hippocratic Oath Ceremony
1. Passing All Coursework
Students must maintain a satisfactory level of performance in DGSOM coursework.
2. Annual recommendation for promotion by the Committee on Academic Standing, Progress & Promotion (CASPP)
3. Passing National Board Examinations
Students must take and pass USMLE Step 1, USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) and USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS).
4. Completion Time
Students must successfully complete the designated four-year program of medical education. DGSOM does not offer a formal extended program. Recognizing that some students may need additional time, students may take no longer than six years of academic enrollment to complete the program. A Leave of Absence is not counted as enrollment time and a student is limited to two years approved LOA.
5. Recommendation of Degree
Upon successful completion of the curriculum of DGSOM, the student is recommended to the FEC for the degree of Doctor of Medicine. The final approval for graduation is made by the FEC and the Vice Dean for Education of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.