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Written Case Presentation

  • If a learner fails to score a minimum of 70% on the Written Case Presentation, the learner will meet with their academic advisor to review deficiencies. The learner must re-submit the Written Case Presentation with the corrections by 11:59 PM on the Friday of Clinical Seminar. The highest grade the learner will receive is a 70%.

Critical Appraisal of an article related to the written case

  • If a learner fails to score a minimum of 70% on the Critical Appraisal of an article related to the written case, the learner will meet with their faculty advisor to review deficiencies. The learner must re-submit the Critical Appraisal with the corrections by 11:59 PM on the Friday of Clinical Seminar. The highest grade the learner will receive is a 70%.

End Of Rotation (EOR) Examination

  • The program uses the PAEA EOR standardized exams to evaluate the medical knowledge gained in core clinical rotations.
    • The exams are PASS/FAIL
    • Scores one and a half (1 ½) standard deviations below the mean are considered as FAIL
  • Failure of one EOR examination will result in the following:
    • Review areas of weakness
    • Individualized remediation plan of study
    • Learner will be re-assessed on the following Monday after Clinical Seminar Days
    • If the learner passes the repeat examination, then he/she/they may move onto the next rotation
    • If the learner fails:
      • Repeat the failed rotation at the end of the clinical phase of the program.
      • Failure of the repeated SCPE will result in a referral to the MS-PAS APPRC for consideration of Academic Dismissal Standing
  • Failure of two SCPEs
    • Review areas of weakness
    • Individualized remediation plan of study
    • Learner will be re-assessed on the following Monday after Clinical Seminar Days
    • If the learner passes the repeat examination, then he/she/they may move onto the next rotation
    • If the learner fails:
      • Will result in a referral to the MS-PAS APPRC for consideration of Academic Dismissal Standing

Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

  • If a learner fails to score a minimum of 70% on the OSCE, the learner will meet with their faculty advisor to review deficiencies. The learner will be re-evaluated on Friday afternoon of Clinical Seminar. The highest grade the learner will receive is a 70%.

Preceptor Evaluation

  • If a learner fails to score a minimum of 70% on the Preceptor evaluation, the DCE or faculty advisor will meet (in person or virtually) with the preceptor to discuss the reasons why the learner received the failing grade and gather any supporting documents from the preceptor and their staff.
  • The DCE will then meet with the learner to discuss the Preceptor Evaluation on Friday afternoon of the Clinical Seminar.
  • If there are no evidence of extenuating circumstances, the learner must repeat the clinical rotation at the end of clinical phase of the program. This may result in delay of completion of the program and graduation.
  • The learner may appeal to the APPRC by means of the appeals process. The learner must request the appeal by 11:59 PM (EST) the Sunday after the Clinical Seminar. Please refer to Appeals Process in this handbook.