Below are the policies and information you need to know on a day-to-day basis at the Pritzker School of Medicine.
Please click here to review the full Attendance and Participation Policy.
Please click here to review the full Clinical Supervision of Medical Students Policy and the Clinical Students Scope of Practice.
Please click here to review the full Confidentiality of Student Records Policy
Please click here to review the full Conflict of Interest Policy.
Please click here to review the full Evaluation and Feedback Policy.
Please click here to review the full Faculty Evaluator-Student as Patient Policy.
In order to graduate from the Pritzker School of Medicine, students must complete the following general requirements.
Students are strongly encouraged to fill out the AAMC Graduation Questionnaire. This confidential survey helps the Pritzker School of Medicine evaluate its current program and curriculum while providing national data for the profession as a whole.
General Graduation Requirements
- Completion of the full four-year program of study
- Must achieve an acceptable standard of performance in all coursework
- Must complete 14 quarters of full-time enrollment and full tuition payment
- Must discharge all financial obligations to the University of Chicago, including the return of pager, by June 1.
- Sit for and register a score on the USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK exams no later than December 1 of the fourth year.
- Review transcript for accuracy and verify that all academic requirements will be met.
Specific Graduation Requirements
Complete coursework in the fourth year totaling 1,350 units
- CORE REQUIREMENTS - University of Chicago Courses
- Total of Core Requirements: 700 units
- Sub-Internship: 150 units
- Emergency Medicine Clerkship: 150 units
- Basic Science Courses: 150 units
- Additional Sub-Internship or Clinical Elective: 150 units
- Scholarship & Discovery: 100 units
- Total of Remaining Electives: 650 units
- Total of Core Requirements: 700 units
Many locations where students can receive rich educational experiences are in parts of the world that may pose particular risk to students’ health and security. The following guidelines were established to support students desire to participate in these experiences, while protecting their safety and the integrity of the institution:
- All medical students who travel abroad in association with the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine must complete the PSOM Global Health Checklist six weeks prior to departure. Students and their affiliated organizations that fail to complete this checklist will not be eligible to receive university funding or course credit. This policy applies to:
- Trips sponsored by University of Chicago student organizations
- Programs administered or sponsored by the Pritzker School of Medicine or UCM faculty (including but not limited to the Global Health Scholarships)
- Any international experience for which a student hopes to receive course credit
- The Pritzker School of Medicine will not sanction student travel to countries on the U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings and Public Announcements list unless the student is traveling to a Center for Global Health affiliated site and/or receives approval from the Center for Global Health. Students interested in traveling to a country on the U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings and Public Announcements should contact Sola Olopade, Associate Director of the Center for Global Health.
- Medical students traveling abroad must adhere to the University of Chicago Medicine Scope of Practice guidelines in order to maintain malpractice coverage through the UCM. Medical students must not practice medicine, as defined by the Illinois Medical Practice Act and must be appropriately supervised by licensed attending physicians when participating in patient care. Students who do not abide by the UCM scope of practice guidelines may not be covered by UCM malpractice insurance in the case of an adverse outcome.
Please click here to review the full Needlestick Injuries and Other Blood-borne and/or Body Fluid Pathogen Control Policy.
Please click here to review the full Security, Student Safety, and Disaster Preparedness Policy.
Please click here to review the full Student Advancement and Appeal Process Policy.
Please click here to review the full Student Assignment Policy.
Please click here to review the full Student Duty Hours Policy.
Learn more about our Student Treatment policies.
Please click here to review the full Summary Evaluation or Course Grade Appeal Policy.
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