Chart of CP3 Responses: Pre-Clerkship

Pre-Clerkship: Marginal Pass

Issue

Policy and/or Steps to Address Issue

One marginal pass in a course of eight or more units (e.g., HHD or POM)

  • Students must correct the marginal pass within 12 months of receipt of the marginal pass and prior to beginning any clinical clerkship.
  • Students who receive a marginal pass in a course of eight or more units will be required to take the USMLE Step 1 examination prior to beginning any clinical clerkship.
  • NOTE: An unqualified pass is required to correct a marginal pass.

Two uncorrected marginal passes in courses fewer than eight units each

  • No student having more than one marginal pass in courses of fewer than eight units may begin (defined as attend, enroll, or participate in) any clerkship.
  • If two uncorrected marginal performances accumulate, the student is required to correct at least one of them within 12 months of receipt of the second marginal pass and prior to beginning clinical clerkships.
  • NOTE: An unqualified pass is required to correct a marginal pass.

Pre-Clerkship: Failure

Issue

Policy and/or Steps to Address Issue

One failure in a pre-clerkship course

  • An unqualified pass is required to correct a failure in a pre-clerkship course.
  • This unqualified pass may be attained through remediation (as determined by the course director), or by retaking and passing the course when it is next offered.
  • If no remediation occurs prior to the next offering of the course, the student will be required to retake the course.

Failure of one required pre-clerkship course of eight units or more

  • In addition to remediating a failure as noted above, students who fail a pre-clerkship course of eight units or more will be required to take and receive a passing score on the USMLE Step 1 examination before beginning any clerkship.

Failure of greater than 10% of pre-clerkship required units in any given academic year or over the course of the pre-clerkship curriculum

  • Students will appear on the CP3 agenda for discussion and possible setting of a remedial curriculum.

 

Failure of greater than 20% of pre-clerkship required units in any given academic year or over the course of the pre-clerkship curriculum

  • These students will be considered for dismissal from Stanford University School of Medicine MD program.

Pre-Clerkship: Uncorrected Deficiency

Issue

Policy and/or Steps to Address Issue

Uncorrected deficiency beyond the prescribed period of remediation time

  • If a deficiency remains uncorrected for more than the prescribed period of time following its receipt, the student must appear before the CP3 and could be considered for dismissal.
  • An administrative hold will be placed until the deficiency has been corrected.
  • Students appearing on the agenda of the CP3 as a result of academic deficiency in one or more pre-clerkship courses will be required to take the USMLE Step 1 examination prior to beginning any clinical clerkship.

 

updated August 2013

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