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Latin Honors Policy

Graduating students will be considered for the following Latin HonorsThese designations will be approved by the Executive Committee and the faculty each spring, prior to graduation. 

  • Magna Cum Laude in Scientia Experimentali 
    For students academically in the top half of the class who complete an additional degree at the time of receiving an MD degree and also publish, or have accepted manuscripts, as part of their thesis before graduation 
  • Cum Laude in Scientia Experimentali 
    For students academically in the top half of the class who complete an additional degree at the time of receiving an MD degree or who spend a full intensive fifth year participating in research  
  • Summa Cum Laude 
    For students academically ranked in the top 5 percent of their graduating class 
  • Magna Cum Laude 
    For students academically ranked in the top 6-10 percent of their graduating class 
  • Cum Laude 
    For students academically ranked in the top 11-15 percent of their graduating class 

 

Last Updated: 2/13/2019