Students are advanced to the next component of the curriculumĀ if they achieve satisfactory performance measured by both Academic and Professional Standards. Promotion to the next component or graduation requires a record of at least Satisfactory academic performance, with no failure outstanding in any course, clerkship, or elective, completion of all requirements for graduation as noted in the Student Handbook, and a record of professional conduct that indicates suitability to assume the responsibilities of the medical profession. Advancement to Component III also requires a passing score on the USMLE Step 1 examination.