1First-time pass rate is the number of students passing the USMLE Step 1 exam on the first attempt divided by the number of students whose first attempt was 2017-2021. In order to sit for the USMLE Step 1 exam students must successfully complete the Medical Sciences curriculum and earn a satisfactory score on the NBME CBSE exam as listed in the student handbook.
2First time residency attainment rate is the percent of students attaining a 2022-23 residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2021-22 who were active applicants in the 2022 NRMP match or who attained a residency position outside the NRMP match.
Study Remote or In-person January 2023
While we are confident that student engagement is enhanced with in-person learning, we are offering a remote option for first-time first-semester students for their first term only* to give them flexibility in learning options to start their medical education. We recognize that new students may face hardships in preparing to be on island for the first time due to circumstances compounded by COVID-19, such as challenges in passport, visa and travel-related processes. Students further along in their educational journey (semester 2 through 5) and repeat first semester students will still be required to be on island, and our clinical students will continue to participate in live clinical care settings, as we firmly believe that completing a medical education in person is the best way to learn medicine and be competitive for U.S. residency placements
*The January 2023 semester remote option for new, first-time first-semester students is contingent on the U.S. COVID-19 national emergency declaration and federal allowances. If the national emergency declaration and federal allowances are terminated prior to the end of the January 2023 semester, you will be required to complete your semester on island. The remote option is not offered to continuing students (semesters 2-5) or students repeating the first semester.