Remediation Policies

All remediation efforts must receive prior approval of the appropriate Academic Evaluation Board.

For preclinical courses:

  • The grade which shall be recorded on a student’s transcript following successful remediation of an Internal CREDIT/MARGINAL or a NO CREDIT rating by examination can only be CREDIT.
  • Only one chance to remediate a less-than-CREDIT rating by repetition of the course is allowed.  Students attempting a remediation by course repeat are not eligible to take the remediation exam following this course repeat.
    • If a student fails to obtain a grade higher than the initial grade by repetition of the course, the original grade will stand. 
    • If the original grade was a NO CREDIT/FAILING or if the grade results in another condition subject to dismissal the student will be subject to dismissal, as described in the Criteria for Academic Review and Advancement.
    • If a NO CREDIT rating is successfully remediated by repetition of the course, the result must be recorded as the appropriate preclinical course grade, such as CR.
    • A course may not downgrade a post-remediation rating as a penalty for a previous performance.
    • Grades remediated from a NO CREDIT rating will also be noted on the transcript.

For clerkships & electives:

  • In required clerkships, remediation of BELOW EXPECTED PERFORMANCE grades may include repetition of all or part of the clerkship or the taking of an additional clerkship in the appropriate area.
  • In required clerkships, remediation of FAILING grades will include repetition of the clerkship and/or the taking of an additional clerk- ship in the appropriate area.
  • For electives, remediation of BELOW EXPECTED PERFORMANCE ratings or FAILING ratings or substitution of other appropriate electives to meet the 24-week minimum requirement as required by the Clinical Science Academic Evaluation Board.
  • If a BELOW EXPECTED PERFORMANCE rating is due entirely to performance on a written examination, but clinical performance has been EXPECTED PERFORMANCE, the rating may be remediated by re-examination at a later date.
  • Only one chance to remediate a less-than-CREDIT/EXPECTED PERFORMANCE rating by repetition of the clerkship/elective is allowed. 
    • If the BELOW EXPECTED PERFORMANCE rating is successfully remediated by repetition of the clerkship/elective, the result which can be recorded may be the appropriate course grade, including EXPECTED PERFORMANCE (EP), ABOVE EXPECTED PERFORMANCE (AEP), or OUTSTANDING (O).
    • If a student fails to obtain a grade higher than the initial grade by repetition of the course, the original grade will stand. 
    • If the original grade was a NO CREDIT/FAILING or BELOW EXPECTED PERFORMANCE in a required clinical course, or if the grade results in another condition subject to dismissal the student will be subject to dismissal, as described in the Criteria for Academic Review and Advancement.
    • If a FAILING rating is successfully remediated by repetition of the course, the result must be recorded as the appropriate preclinical or clinical course grade, such as CR, or AEP.
    • A course may not downgrade a post-remediation rating as a penalty for a previous performance.
    • Grades remediated from a FAILING rating will also be noted on the transcript.

For the Comprehensive Core Clinical Assessment (CCCA):

Any student who does not fulfill competency performance standard on the CCCA, will be required to complete a self-assessment as directed by CCCA faculty, meet with CCCA faculty to review their performance and have a second opportunity (CCCA Retest) to meet competency performance standards.  (see: Comprehensive Core Clinical Assessment, above).

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