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Grade Appeal

If a student feels that a grade has been given in an arbitrary and/or capricious manner, within 3 months of receiving the grade, he or she may:

  1. Clerkships and clinical coursework
    Contact the faculty member and/or clerkship director responsible for the clerkship or course to discuss the grade. If the student is still dissatisfied with a grade, he or she may contact the division chief or department chairman for further discussion.

  2. Year 1/2 coursework
    Contact the course director responsible for the course.

  3. Off campus clinical coursework
    1. Inform OSA about the issue
    2. Discuss with the faculty member and/or course director at the site
    3. If the student is still dissatisfied with a grade, contact the division chief or department chair at the site.
     

If the student feels that he or she still has a grievance in any of these situations, the Office of Student Affairs may then be contacted to assist with mediation. The final decision on a grade will rest with the department for clinical rotations or the course director for pre-clinical courses.

If a student receives a failing grade, he or she may request, within three months of receiving the grade, that an Appeals Committee be appointed by the Dean to hear testimony of the appealing student and faculty member(s) involved. This request should be made in writing to the Dean with a copy to the Office of Student Affairs. Following its deliberations, the Appeals Committee will give its recommendations to the Dean for decision and action.

 

Last Revision: January 29, 2013