Clerkship Remediation

If a student receives a grade of (Fail) in a third or fourth year clerkship, based on failure of the end of clerkship NBME shelf examination, the student will have the opportunity to remediate the failing grade by reexamination. Upon receiving a passing score the final grade will be recalculated and the student will receive the grade reflective of the score and the overall performance as outlined in the course syllabus. It will appear on the transcript as a Fail/(Pass, High Pass or Honors)*. A transcript note will be made to designate that the remediation was completed by reexamination.

If a student fails a third or fourth year clerkship for reasons other than, or in addition to, failure of the NBME shelf examination the student will receive a (Fail) and be required to repeat the clerkship. The student will be required to repeat the entire clerkship, including the NBME shelf exam. The grade for the repeat clerkship will be calculated based on the grading criteria outlined in the course syllabus for (Pass, High Pass, or Honors). The original failure will remain on the transcript. The repeated course will be listed again and the word (Repeat) will appear next to the course name.

If a student fails the remediated clerkship again and the SEPC allows for another remediation, the grade for the repeat clerkship will still be calculated based on the grading criteria outlined in the course syllabus for (Pass, High Pass, or Honors). The original two failures will remain on the transcript. The repeated course will be listed again and the word (Repeat) will appear next to both course names.

Approved by the Medical Education Committee (MEC) on March 9, 2017