Student progress in medical school
Students are expected to adhere to a schedule that will result in graduation 4 years after matriculation. Requests for exception to this 4-year rule require approval by the Committee on Student Promotions. Failure to adhere to the 4-year timetable without written approval from the Committee on Student Promotions may result in academic probation. Standing exceptions include approved leaves and approved dual degree/research tracks which require a modified curriculum. Committee on Student Promotions recommendations that involve/require extensions of the 4-year rule are de facto approval of the extension time. Extension of the time allowed for satisfaction of the requirements for graduation beyond six years from time of matriculation will require specific action by the Committee on Student Promotions. (Am. 11/5/85; 12/31/94; 3/26/07, 11/19/10)
Refer to: School of Medicine Bylaws & Regulations (pdf) 60(A)1:
Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine for full text
Refer to: Graduation Requirements for Academic Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine
For M.D. Curriculum Expectations visit:
For Doctoring and Clinical Performance Exam Expectations visit: https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mdprogram/clinicalskills/index.html
Dual degrees/Rural-PRIME program progress
Committee on Student Promotions (CSP)
The Committee on Student Promotions is a Standing Committee of the Faculty Senate.
Refer to: School of Medicine Bylaws & Regulations (pdf) Article 4.0 Section 4.225: Committee on Student Promotions
The CSP meets with all students brought before them for academic or professionalism difficulties in accord with the UC Davis School of Medicine Bylaws & Regulations.
Please see https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mdprogram/medicalstudentpolicies/csp/index.html for additional information.
Polices and procedures
- Policy on Academic Warning and Probation (pdf)
- Policy on Grade Appeals (pdf)
Grade Appeal Petition (pdf)
Evaluation of student performance
The Committee on Student Promotions shall ensure the formulation and application of effective procedures for the evaluation of student performance, which is defined to include both academic achievement and professional competence, as stated in Regulation 70 (A).
Refer to: School of Medicine Bylaws & Regulations (pdf) Section 4.225:42252-422531: Committee on Student Promotions: Duties and Responsibilities
The purpose of remediation is to assist the student with meeting the academic and/or professional requirements for satisfactory progress in the curriculum. Students must follow the remediation approved by the Committee on Student Promotions in conjunction with IOR input.
Refer to full text: Remediation Pathways (pdf)
Refer to: School of Medicine Bylaws & Regulations (pdf) Section 80 (A): Remediation