Graduation Degree Requirements
(Temporary Addendum)

Policy 2565.45

Policy Statement

To graduate from the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont during the COVID-19 pandemic, class of 2021 degree candidates must fulfill Policy 565.45 - Graduation Degree Requirements with the following amendments:

  1. USMLE Step 2 CS is not required
  2. Satisfactorily complete the following minimum Advanced Integration Level course requirements:
    1. Acting Internship in Internal Medicine (4 weeks)
    2. Acting Internship of student’s choice (4 weeks)
    3. Emergency Medicine (2 weeks)
    4. Surgical Subspecialties (2 weeks)
    5. Teaching Practicum or Scholarly Project (4 weeks)
    6. Electives (32 weeks)


  1. USMLE Step 2 CS is not required for class of 2022 degree candidates.
  2. Members of the class of 2023 enrolled in Foundations Year Two during academic year 2020-2021 are exempted from the requirement to pass the End of Foundations Clinical Skills Exam.

Applicability of the Policy

Medical Students enrolled in cohorts specified above during academic year 2020-2021

Related Larner College of Medicine Policies

Please refer to Policy 565.45 Graduation Degree Requirements for additional related policy statements.

Related University of Vermont Policies

Not Applicable

Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Standard(s)

  • 3.1 Resident Participation in Medical Student Education
  • 9.9 Student Advancement and Appeal Process
  • 10.3 Policies Regarding Student Selection/Progress and Their Dissemination
  • 10.5 Technical Standards


  • 6/16/2020 Policy Addendum Adopted/Approved [Medical Curriculum Committee]
  • 1/26/2021 Policy Revised [Medical Curriculum Committee]

Policy Oversight

Associate/Assistant Dean for Students

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