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Summary of Remediation Policy for Didactic Courses (Except Clinical Medicine I, II and III)

Good Academic Standing

Description Strategy Duration of Academic Standing

Learner has successfully passed all assessments with 70.0% or greater

  • No remediation needed
  • All Learners will meet with their assigned faculty advisor at the midpoint of each semester

N/A

Academic Probation Level I (low risk)

Description Strategy Duration of Academic Standing

Scoring between 67.5-69.9% on any assessment. Risk level will be determined after each assessment

  • The Course Director notifies the Learner’s faculty advisor, the Director of Didactic Education and the Academic and Professional Performance Review Committee (APPRC).
  • Course Director will formulate, document and implement an individualized remediation plan that facilitates Learner success in achieving the instructional objectives and expected course competencies.
  • The Learner will review and sign a commitment statement stating that the Learner is fully committed to completing all components of the individualized remediation plan, to attending mandatory monthly meetings with the Course Director, and that all questions and concerns were addressed.
  • The Learner will be referred to the Academic Services for additional guidance and advisement.

Upon successful completion of all the components of the individualized remediation plan, the Learner will revert to Good Academic Standing.

Academic Probation Level II (high risk)

Description Strategy Duration of Academic Standing

Scoring <67.5% in any assessment. Risk level will be determined after each assessment

  • The Course Director notifies the Learner’s faculty advisor, the Director of Didactic Education and the Academic and Professional Performance Review Committee (APPRC).
  • Course Director will formulate, document and implement an individualized remediation plan that facilitates Learner success in achieving the instructional objectives and expected course competencies.
  • The Learner will review and sign a commitment statement stating that the Learner is fully committed to completing all components of the individualized remediation plan, to attending mandatory weekly or biweekly meetings with the Course Director, and that all questions and concerns were addressed.
  • The Learner will be referred to the Academic Services for additional guidance and advisement.

Upon successful completion of all the components of the individualized remediation plan, the Learner will revert to Good Academic Standing.

Academic Separation

Description Strategy Duration of Academic Standing

Learner fails one course

  • The Course Director notifies the Learner’s faculty advisor, the Director of Didactic Education, the Program Director and the Academic and Professional Performance Review Committee (APPRC).
  • APPRC will review the Learner’s course documents confirming failure of the course.
  • The Program Director will then authorize Academic Separation and notify the Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance and the Provost.
  • The Learner will then enter the Deceleration Process.
    • All Learners that are placed on Academic Separation will be offered a one-time opportunity to reenter at the point of the failed course.
    • The Learner has 5 business days from the date the final course grade is posted to submit their written acceptance of the one-time offer for deceleration to the Program Director via e-mail.
    • The Learner will receive a written response from the Program Director acknowledging the Learner’s acceptance into deceleration.
    • An individualized academic plan of remediation will be discussed with the Learner.
    • In order to be re-instated in the program the Learner must demonstrate competency in the knowledge and skills of all courses that were completed successfully.

Reentry Requirements:

  • Because interruption of the educational process does not promote nor ensure currency of the medical knowledge needed to prepare the Learner to reenter at the point of the failed course, competency (covering the semester of the failed course and all prior semesters) must be proven by two examinations: a written and a clinical skills examination given the semester prior to the point of the failed course.
    • Competency must be demonstrated with a minimum of a 70.0% on the written examination and a minimum of 70.0% on the clinical skills examination in order to be permitted to reenter and progress to the next semester.
    • The objectives for both examinations will be the same as those presented during the didactic year. The dates for both the written and clinical examinations will be arranged by the faculty.
    • Upon successful completion of each examination the Learner will reenter at the point of the failed course.
    • The failed course must be successfully repeated (the next semester it is offered) with a minimum of a 70.0% in order to progress to the next semester.
    • The Learner must audit all the courses that are offered in the semester that the failed course is offered.
    • Failure to successfully complete all reentry requirements listed above will result in dismissal from the program.
    • After a period of five years, Learners may reapply to the program.
      • Decisions on reentry will be made utilizing the Physician Assistant Admissions Ranking System.

Academic Dismissal

Description Strategy Duration of Academic Standing

Learner fails two courses

  • Learners who fail two courses in the didactic phase will be dismissed from the program.
  • APPRC will review the Learner’s course documents confirming failure of the courses.
  • The Program Director will then authorize Academic Dismissal and notify the Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance and the Provost.

If there is continued interest in the program, the Learner must re-apply and go through the entire admissions process.

Summary of Remediation Policy for Clinical Medicine I, II and III

Clinical Medicine I, II and III- if a Learner fails a module

  • Course Director will formulate, document and implement an individualized academic plan that facilitates Learner success in achieving the instructional objectives and expected course competencies.
  • The Learner will be re-assessed two weeks after original module examination.
    • If Learner passes the re-assment:
      • The Learner will be re-instated to Good Academic Standing.
    • If the Learner fails the re-assessment:
      • An individualized remediation plan is re-formulated.
      • The Learner will be re-assessed at the end of the course with a 50 multiple-choice examination on the failed module plus oral case presentation on failed module or reflection essay.
      • If the Learner passes the second re-assessment:
        • The Learner will be re-instated to Good Academic Standing.
      • If the Learner fails the second re-assessment:
        • The Learner has failed the course, irrespective of the composite grade.

Clinical Medicine I, II and III- if a Learner fails two modules

  • Course Director will formulate, document and implement an individualized academic plan that facilitates Learner success in achieving the instructional objectives and expected course competencies.
  • The Learner will be re-assessed two weeks after original module examination.
    • If Learner passes the re-assment:
      • The Learner will be re-instated to Good Academic Standing.
    • If the Learner fails the re-assessment:
      • An individualized remediation plan is re-formulated.
      • The Learner will be re-assessed at the end of the course as follows in two of the following ways: 
        • 100 multiple-choice examination on failed modules (50 each)
        • oral case presentation on failed module
        • reflection essay
      • If the Learner passes the second re-assessment:
        • The Learner will be re-instated to Good Academic Standing.
      • If the Learner fails the second re-assessment:
        • The Learner has failed the course, irrespective of the composite grade.

Clinical Medicine I, II and III- if a Learner fails three modules

  • Course Director will formulate, document and implement an individualized academic plan that facilitates Learner success in achieving the instructional objectives and expected course competencies.
  • The Learner will be re-assessed two weeks after original module examination.
    • If Learner passes the re-assessment:
      • The Learner will be re-instated to Good Academic Standing.
    • If the Learner fails the re-assessment:
      • The Learner has failed the course, irrespective of the composite grade.