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Vista Retests and Withdrawal

  • WIN week: Focused retests
    • Fail a block on Monday of the assessment week → focused retest on Friday of the assessment week (for eligible students)
    • Eligibility
      • Block grade is within 2 standard deviations of the mean (SDM), AND
      • Score on the block final exam is within 2 SDM, AND
      • Score on the NBME exam is within 2 SDM
    • Failing focused retests
      • Fail up to 2 focused retests, progress with ‘INCOMPLETE’ grades for each of the blocks and are offered full retests for 2 blocks over summer (1st year blocks)/prior to step-1 (2nd year blocks)
        • Mandatory success plan implemented following 2nd failed focused retest
        • This includes requirement to meet with CAA and mentors 
      • Fail 3 focused retests during the first (P1 through GI) or second (CVS through endocrine/reproductive) years → PAUSE
        • ‘INCOMPLETE’ grades for all 3 blocks
        • Remediate the following year
        • Deceleration plan determined by CAA and/or AEB
    • Withdrawal from block in the WIN week
      • Students may request withdrawal from a block up to 5pm the day prior to the focused retest
  • Block Credit: Full retests
    • Fail focused retest on Friday of the assessment week → allowed to progress with INCOMPLETE grade → full retest over summer (for 1st year blocks) or before taking step 1/entering clerkship (for 2nd year blocks)
    • Fail full retest of a block, obtain an NCR grade
      • Remediate the following year
      • Deceleration plan determined by CAA and/or AEB
    • Full retests should only include in-house exams (no NBMEs)
    • Students may request withdrawal from a block up to 48 hours prior to the full retest

AUG 16 2022 | cjb