MD Program Student Outcomes

Student retention and on-time progress (4-year program)

Matriculated Year (AY) # of Students Matriculated # of students remain in the program* Attrition rate** Retention rate*** Graduation Rate
2018 64 64 0.0% 100.0% on track for 100%
2019 98 98 0.0% 100.0% on track for 100%
2020 130 128 0.8% 99.2% on track for 98.5%
2021 130 129 0.0% 100.0% on track for 99.2%

^including students who have taken Leave of Absence or research year and on track for graduation in the 6-year time limit.

*Data as of September 2022
** Percentage of students who withdrew or were dismissed from the program.
*** 100% - attrition rate = retention rate


CUSM MD Outcomes

91% California Residents
28% Inland Empire Residents (San Bernardino and Riverside Counties)


Acceptance Rates

In 2018, 64 students were admitted as the Class of 2022.
In 2019, 98 students were admitted as the Class of 2023.
In 2020, 130 students were admitted as the Class of 2024.
In 2021, 130 students were admitted as the Class of 2025.

Medical Spanish

Percentage of class who achieved proficiency in medical spanish.
63.3% of M2.
57.8% of M3.

97% of the Class of 2022 completed USMLE Step 1 (COVID-19 related delays in scheduling)
79% of the Class of 2023 completed USMLE Step 1 (COVID-19 related delays in scheduling)

The average Step 1 score in the MD program is between 233-237.
The average Step 2 score in the MD program is between 248.

Our MD program has had a 100% rate of students that have progressed from pre-clerkship to clerkship rotation. In addition, 100% of students have successfully completed clerkship bootcamp.


Completed pre-clerkship phase

  • 115 hours of clinical skills.
  • 47 cases of clinical cases presented/discussed.
  • 23 hours of simulation & task training.
  • 10 hours of laparoscopic skills practice.
  • 4-51 hours of ultra sound skills practice.


Class of 2023
(n=99)
Class of 2022
(n=62)
Successfully pass all pre clerkship courses 100% 100%
Successfully pass all clerkships 100% on track 100%
Successfully pass all required electives - 100% on track
Taken STEP 1 81% 100%
Successfully pass STEP 1 99% 100%
Average score STEP 1 233 238
Taken STEP 2 CK - 100%
Successfully pass STEP 2 CK - 98%
Average score STEP 2 CK - 248
Demonstrate competence in all 6 PLOs 100% on track 100% on track
Receive approval from SASaP for graduation - **
Meet with SADSAA about post-graduate plans - **
Exit interview with Financial Aid office - **
Completion rate for the M3 year 100% on track 100%
Retention (Year 4 compared to Year 1) 100% 100%
**on track, data available in 4/2022

As required by California Education Code Section 94913(a), additional outcomes data are published in the School Performance Fact Sheet available on the CUSM Accreditation webpage.