Graduation Requirements

A medical student who has fulfilled all the academic requirements may be granted the degree Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, provided the medical student has:

  • Complied with all the curricular, legal, and financial requirements of LMU-DCOM;
  • Successfully completed all coursework requirements in no more than six years*;
  • Taken and passed COMLEX-USA Level 1, Level 2-CEadministered by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) in no more than three (3) attempts per examination*;
  • Taken and passed the LMU-DCOM administered Clinical Skills Workshop (CSW)
  • Demonstrated the ethical, personal, and professional qualities deemed necessary for the successful and continued study and practice of osteopathic medicine;

*in the case of extenuating circumstances some requirements may be waived or adjusted with approval from the LMU-DCOM Dean.

Students whose graduation date is delayed will be allowed to participate in commencement with their incoming class if they have received a passing score on COMLEX Level 1 and Level 2-CE, and will complete their rotations and all other graduation requirements before July 1st of the same year. Faculty Assembly will ratify the list of graduates prior to graduation.

Posthumous Degree

Upon the recommendation of the faculty, the LMU Board of Trustees may confer a posthumous degree the student was pursuing if all requirements were likely to have been completed during the final year for which the student was registered had it not been for the intervention of death.