Evaluation and Grades

Course Grades

The academic courses in the didactic phase of the curriculum are graded on a pass/fail system. Students must earn a passing grade for each course to progress through the program. The clinical phase is given a letter grade for each clinical rotation. Student must pass each rotation with a C or better to earn credit for the respective rotation, otherwise remediation will be necessary.

In the didactic phase, the majority of a student’s final grade in a given course is determined by examination scores. In some cases, there may be other assignments or quizzes that are also factored in to the grade. During the clinical year, the grade is comprised of the end of rotation examination (if applicable) and preceptor evaluations.