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Policy on Grading for Core Learning in the Second 100 Weeks

Students earn a final grade of Pass or Fail or a temporary designation of Conditional Pass in the Core Learning course after completing the two one-week blocks of Core Learning prior to the second and third trimesters of the Advanced Clinical Experience (ACE).

Grading Elements:

The Each grading element is assigned a grade of Pass or Fail.

  1. Timely completion of evaluations
  2. Timely completion of assignments
  3. Attendance
Final Grade: Pass

A final grade of Pass is determined by standards pre-specified by the standard setting committee.

Temporary Designation: Conditional Pass (only applicable in first attempt of a course)

If a student rearns a grade of Fail on one or more grading element(s) in the course, but the student does not meet criteria to fail the course, as set by the standard setting committee, the student will earn a temporary designation of Conditional Pass and will be required to reassess the grading element(s) that did not meet the passing standard to be eligible for advancement or graduation. For more information on reassessment requirements and procedures, please refer to the Policy on Reassessment.

Final Grade: Fail

In the first attempt of a course, if a student earns a grade of Fail on one or more grading element(s) in the course and the student meets criteria to fail the course, the student will earn a final course grade of Fail and will be required to remediate (repeat and pass) the course to advance to the next year of training. The opportunity to remediate will be subject to the decision of the Student Advancement Committee. In the second attempt of a course, if a student earns a grade of Fail on one or more grading elements, the student will earn a final course grade of Fail and the school’s expectation is that the student will be dismissed from the MD program, pending the Student Advancement Committee’s recommendation.

References to Regulations and/or Other Policies:
Policy on Academic Advancement and Graduation
Policy on Academic Standing
Policy on the Composition and Authority of the Student Advancement Committee
Policy on Reassessment
Transcript Guidelines

Last updated: May 2019


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