Graduation Requirements

At a faculty meeting preceding commencement, the Promotion and Matriculation Committee certifies to the faculty the names of those students eligible for the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, contingent upon the successful completion of all academic, administrative, and financial requirements of the College. The faculty will entertain a motion to approve the candidates and submit the list to the University of Pikeville Board of Trustees for approval.

A student who has fulfilled all of KYCOM’s requirements will be granted the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. The student requirements for graduation from KYCOM are as follows:

  • Satisfactorily meets all academic, administrative, and financial requirements of KYCOM and the University of Pikeville.
  • Completes all graduation requirements for the D.O. degree within six years.
  • Passes the COMLEX-USA Level 1, Level 2 CE, and Level 2 PE examinations within the number of attempts and timelines specified by KYCOM.
  • Is at least 21 years of age.
  • Demonstrates the ethical, personal, and professional qualities deemed necessary for the successful and continued study and practice of osteopathic medicine.
  • Demonstrates suitability for the practice of medicine as evidenced by the assumption of responsibility for patient care and integrity in the conduct of clinical activities.
  • Attends, in person, the ceremony at which the degree is conferred.
Students whose graduation date is delayed will be expected to participate in the graduation ceremony with their class if they will be able to complete their clinical rotations before July 1 of the graduation year and have passed COMLEX Level 1, Level 2-CE, and Level 2-PE by the date of the graduation ceremony.


Revision of KYCOM Graduation Requirements – Approved 6-13-2018

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