Number of Years to Complete the MD Degree

The majority of students will complete our curriculum in four years. School policy requires a student take a minimum of eight (8) semesters of enrollment and allows for a maximum of twelve (12) semesters of enrollment is permitted for completion of the MD degree. Program extension to more than the usual 4 years/8 semesters of enrollment may be requested by a student or required by the Progress Board. 

A student in good academic standing may apply for program extension or Leave of Absence after consultation with the Associate Dean for Student Affairs at any time during his/her medical school program until requirements for graduation have been completed. The request for an extension or Leave of Absence must be made utilizing the appropriate online application form, which is available on the Student Affairs website under the “How do I?” tab. The forms may also be obtained on the Student Affairs website under the Policy tab, in the relevant section.  (See: Extended Program and Leave of Absence)

A Leave of Absence during which the student remains matriculated but is not actively enrolled may be requested by a student or required by an Academic Evaluation Board.