Chart of CP3 Responses: Clerkship

Clerkships: Clerkship Scheduling

Issue

Policy and/or Steps to Address Issue

Failure to get written approval from his/her advisor to drop a clerkship during the four-week period prior to the commencement date of the clerkship

  • This student’s professionalism issue will be reviewed and discussed by the CP3.

Clerkships: N (Continuing) Grade

Issue

Policy and/or Steps to Address Issue

N (continuing) grade in any clerkship

  • Students with an N grade in any clerkship are required to contact the clerkship director to set a timeline (within the parameters above) for retaking the final exam and achieving an unqualified passing grade.
  • Students will appear on the CP3 agenda for discussion and possible setting of a remedial curriculum.
  • Students with an N (continuing) grade in any clerkship must correct the N grade within 12 months of completing the clerkship. Students who receive an N grade within 12 months of graduation must correct the N grade by May 1st of the graduation year.
  • Students cannot receive a Stanford MD degree with an uncorrected N (continuing) grade in any clerkship.

Clerkships: Marginal Pass

Issue

Policy and/or Steps to Address Issue

One marginal pass in any clerkship

  • Students with a marginal pass in any clerkship are required to meet with the clerkship director to set timely requirements for achieving an unqualified passing grade.
  • Students will appear on the CP3 agenda for discussion and possible setting of a remedial curriculum.
  • Students cannot receive a Stanford MD degree with an uncorrected marginal pass in a clerkship.

Two marginal passes in any clerkship.

  • If a student receives marginal passes in any two clerkships, students will appear on the CP3 agenda for discussion and possible setting of a remedial curriculum.
  • Students cannot receive a Stanford MD degree with an uncorrected marginal pass in a clerkship.

Three marginal passes in any clerkship.

  • Three marginal passes in any combination of clerkships may be considered grounds for dismissal.

Clerkships: Failure

Issue

Policy and/or Steps to Address Issue

One failure in any clerkship

  • If a student fails a required clerkship, remediation requirements will be set by the clerkship director.
  • Students will appear on the CP3 agenda for discussion and possible setting of a remedial curriculum.
  • Students cannot receive a Stanford MD degree with an uncorrected failure in a clerkship.

Two failures in any clerkships

  • Two failures in any clerkships – either failing one clerkship twice or failing two different clerkships – ordinarily will be considered grounds for dismissal from Stanford University School of Medicine MD program.

Clerkships: Uncorrected N, M+ or F

Issue

Policy and/or Steps to Address Issue

Failure to correct a non-passing grade within one year of completing the clerkship

  • A student who fails to correct a non-passing grade (e.g., continuing “N” grade, marginal pass, or failure) in a clerkship will be placed on the CP3 agenda and could be considered for dismissal.
  • An administrative hold will be placed until the deficiency has been corrected.

 

updated August 2013

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