Policy
  • At the discretion of the course or clerkship director, office of student affairs and office of academic affairs, students may remediate minor academic deficiencies and professionalism lapses.
  • The course or clerkship director, office of student affairs and office of academic affairs will collaboratively develop, review and approve the remediation plan.
    • The remediation plan will include a timeline for completing the remediation and assessment process.
    • Students will be assigned Incomplete grade until remediation and assessment is complete.
    • Students who do not meet the deadlines specified within the remediation plan will earn Unsatisfactory grade.
    • Students who do meet the standards specified in the remediation plan will earn Unsatisfactory grade.
  • The student progress and promotion committee will provide oversight of the remediation process.
Phase 1: First Year Guidelines
  • Students can remediate a total of two courses or curriculum level assessments (NBME progress exams*, gateway OSCEs, lab practicals) during the first year of phase 1.
  • Students cannot remediate more than two courses or curriculum level assessments. If a student needs to remediate more than two, they must repeat the entire academic year. Students will earn Unsatisfactory grade for all three courses.
  • The discovery learning elective period will be used for remediation.
  • Unsatisfactory performance on the designated remediation plan and assessment, or two unsatisfactory performances in one academic year, will necessitate a probation hearing with the student progress and promotion committee.
  • Exceptions to this policy will be considered for medical or personal circumstances and will be reviewed by the student progress and promotion committee.

*Students do not need to remediate their first failed NBME progress exam across both year 1 and year 2 of phase 1. They will need to remediate subsequently failed exams.

Phase 1: Second Year Guidelines
  • Students can remediate two courses or curriculum level assessments (NBME progress exams*, gateway OSCEs, lab practicals) during the second year of phase 1. They must successfully remediate the courses by the end of the second discovery learning elective period.
  • Students cannot remediate more than two courses or curriculum level assessments. If a student needs to remediate more than two, they must repeat the entire academic year. Students will earn Unsatisfactory grade for the third course.
  • The discovery learning elective should be used for remediation.
  • Unsatisfactory performance on the designated remediation plan and assessment, or three unsatisfactory performances in during the second year, will necessitate a probation hearing with the student progress and promotion committee.
  • If a student has repeated the first year because of academic difficulties, they may not repeat the second year due to academic difficulties. This pattern will necessitate a dismissal hearing with the student progress and promotion committee.
  • Exceptions to this policy will be considered for medical or personal circumstances and will be reviewed by the student progress and promotion committee.

*Students do not need to remediate their first failed NBME progress exam across both the first and second year of phase 1. They will need to remediate subsequently failed exams.

Phase 2 + 3 Guidelines
  • Students can remediate up to two clerkships, sub-internships or electives across both phase 2 and phase 3 of the curriculum. Students must remediate phase 2 and 3 courses and clerkships within six months.
  • Students can only retake shelf exams once as part of their remediation plan. Students who fail a shelf exam on a second attempt will receive Unsatisfactory grade and will be required to repeat the entire clerkship.
  • Unsatisfactory performance on the designated remediation plan and assessment, or two unsatisfactory performances in during phase 3, will necessitate a probation hearing with the student progress and promotion committee.