A candidate for the degree of Doctor of Medicine from the University of Louisville School of Medicine must meet the following requirements:

  1. Satisfactory completion of the medical school curriculum and USMLE Steps 1, 2CK and 2CS examinations.
  2. Satisfactory demonstration of ability, ethical character, responsibility, integrity and personal characteristics suitable for a career in the practice of medicine.
  3. Satisfactory discharge of all financial obligations to the University.
  4. Students with federal loans and grants must attend a group or individual exit interview with the Medical Student Financial Aid Office and complete the exit interview information sheet as required by federal regulations before Commencement of the year in which graduating.

To satisfy the second requirement above, students must comply with the rules and regulation of the University, the School of Medicine, and the laws of the city, state and federal governments.  In addition, students are expected to possess and display physicial stamina, effective interpersonal skills and personal qualities consistent with the expectations of society and the medical profession.  Consequently, the Dean, in accordance with the procedures set forth in the REDBOOK, may consider any questions of a student's unwillingness, failure, or inability to fulfill these expectations to be an academic matter. The School of Medicine may terminate the attendance of any student at any time or strike from the list of candidates for the degree any student whom the Dean determines is or will be unable to satify the standards of professional fitness required of all candidates for the Doctor of Medicine degree.  Conduct that may result in such a determination by the Dean includes but is not necessarily limited to academic dishonesty, neglect of study, and illegal or inappropriate behavior.