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Semester Credit Hours and Grades

One semester credit hour (SCH) is assigned to each 16 hours of scheduled student activity, including examinations. Students receive four semester credit hours for each four-week rotation.

Remediation

The opportunity to remedy academic deficiencies at times other than when the course is regularly scheduled may be extended to medical students. Remediation may occur based upon the recommendations of the Student Performance Committee and the final approval of the dean. Remedial course work must be completed according to the following schedule:

  • A deficiency in any preclinical course occurring in semesters 1 through 4 must be remediated before beginning the next semester.
  • A deficiency in a clinical clerkship must be remediated prior to graduation.

For successful completion of a remediated course the student must earn a final course grade of "70". Failure to earn a grade of "70", or better, in a remediated course is grounds for dismissal from TCOM. The date and time of any remedial examination will be determined by the course director in consultation with the associate dean.

When a course is repeated or remediated, all attempted credit hours and earned grade points are counted in computing the cumulative weighted average. A notation on the transcript is placed next to these courses to indicate that these courses have been repeated.

The content, scope, and format of a remedial examination will be decided by the appropriate department or interdisciplinary unit. All examinations shall be equivalent to the course's original examinations in level of difficulty. The final recorded grade for any course in which a student has been given a remedial examination will be the grade earned on the remedial examination.

  • Any student who earns a failing grade in a repeated course may be recommended for dismissal or may be required to repeat the academic year.
  • A student who earns a failing grade in a clinical clerkship must appear before the Student Performance Committee. The Student Performance Committee will make a recommendation to the dean that may include remediation of the clerkship, repeat of an academic year, or dismissal.  Any student who earns a failing grade in a repeated rotation may be recommended for dismissal from TCOM.
  • A student who is not promoted from one year to the next or who earns failing grades during any year will be placed on academic probation. No more than two years will be allowed for the completion of any one academic year and no more than six years will be allowed for completion of all requirements for graduation (exclusive of a leave of absence). A student may not advance to the next academic year until all failing and incomplete (I) grades are removed.

This page last modified February 11, 2013

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