Remediation

POLICY FOR REMEDIATION OF SCHOLARLY RESEARCH PROJECT

A student who receives an UNSATISFACTORY grade in any Scholarly Research Project (SRP) grading period up to and including July 1 of the MS-4 year may be given the opportunity to remediate. The decision to allow remediation is made by the Associate Deans for Medical Student Research and the Promotions Committee of the School of Medicine. Based upon the SRP Director’s discretion, students must complete one of the two alternative remediation requirements:

1. The student will be required to take one (1) SRP elective remediation month. At least one month prior to the start of the SRP elective month a mentor-approved Prospectus describing work to be accomplished must be submitted.

OR

2. The student will be required to submit an original paper related to the area of their SRP. The paper can be a critical review of relevant literature, a Background and Methods section for their project, or other material deemed suitable by the student’s mentor and an SRP director. The paper is to be approximately ten (10) pages in length, 12-point Times font, double spaced, and appropriately referenced. This 10-page paper must meet the approval of the student’s mentor and SRP Director in order to fulfill the remediation requirement.

A student who receives an INCOMPLETE grade in any SRP grading period up to and including July 1 of the MS-4 year may be required to remediate. The decision as to what constitutes remediation in these cases is made by the Associate Deans for Medical Student Research and may include the two requirements outlined above.

All remediation must be completed successfully within five (5) months of the assignment of the Unsatisfactory or Incomplete grade. Evaluation and grading of the remediation will be done by the mentor and the SRP directors. Successful remediation will be indicated on the student’s medical school transcript with a grade of Satisfactory. All remediation must be completed before submitting the SRP Final Report in the MS-4 year.

As stated in the policy on SRP progress and completion, the final grade for the SRP will be reported to the SOM Registrar by April 1 in preparation for the April meeting of the Committee on Student Promotion. Students who are unable to meet the stated deadlines should expect to graduate later than May and may be assigned a UNSATISFACTORY or INCOMPLETE grade. Students have one calendar year from the completion of course work to complete the SRP Final Report. While the SP involves course work, the SRP Final Report itself is not course work; rather it is a requirement for graduation.