Dec 02, 2021  
2014-2015 Catalog 
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Requirements for Graduation

Students who have satisfactorily completed all academic requirements and who have been recommended by the Health Science Center faculty are eligible to receive the doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) degree, provided they are of good moral character and:

  • have maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4-point scale, have successfully remediated any failing grades and have no grades of “I”;
  • are at least 21 years of age;
  • have been in residence for four academic years at an accredited college of osteopathic medicine, the last two years of which must have been at TCOM;
  • have passed Level 1, Level 2-CE and Level 2-PE of the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX);
  • have complied with all legal and financial requirements of the college;
  • have exhibited the ethical, professional, behavioral, and personal characteristics necessary for the practice of osteopathic medicine; and
  • have completed the Exit Questionnaire and the Clearance Check Form from the Office of the Registrar; attend the commencement at which the degree is to be awarded. (Degrees may be awarded in absentia with the approval of the Provost and the President of the Health Science Center.)

A student who completes the curriculum in four consecutive years is required to meet the graduation requirements listed in the TCOM Catalog published for the year entered and/or any subsequent or additional program requirements. In the event of an extension beyond the four years, the student must meet the requirements for the class with whom the individual graduates. Students who do not fulfill all graduation requirements by graduation day may not be allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony.