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Satisfactory Academic Progress to Maintain Enrollment Eligibility

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Satisfactory Academic Progress to Maintain Enrollment Eligibility

 

Authorizing Body:

Student Performance Review Committee

Author:

Robert Noiva, Ph.D.

Date Issued:

August 1, 2011

Last Update:

October 2, 2018

Rationale:

To establish a guideline for timeframe for completion of the M.D. degree.

Scope and Applicability:

All students enrolled in the School of Medicine.

Standard Practice Guideline:

Time Frame for Completion:

The standard time frame for completion of required course work for the M.D. degree at OUWB is four (4) academic years. The maximum number of years allowed for matriculation at the OUWB is six (6) academic years. In the event of extenuating circumstances, such as a call to active military duty, the SPRC may at its discretion choose to extend beyond the above limits.

Required Milestones:

  • Students must complete the M1 and M2 preclinical curriculum in no more than three (3) academic years.
  • All requirements of an academic year must be met before a student can be promoted to the next academic year.
  • In order to participate in M3 clerkships, OUWB students must sit for the USMLE Step 1 prior to the start of the Art and Practice of Medicine 5 (APM 5) course.

    ♦ Students may petition the Associate Dean for Student Affairs for an extended deadline to a date on or before the third Friday in June. Petitions must be submitted no later than the Friday before Memorial Day.

    ♦ Students who have not sat for the USMLE Step 1 exam, may not participate in the APM 5 course, unless the USMLE Step 1 delay has been approved.

    ♦ It is the student's responsibility to consult with the OUWB Office of Financial Services to determine the impact of a delay on Financial Aid or Scholarships.

    ♦ All Students who do not meet the approved deadline will be referred to the Student Performance Review Committee to determine eligibility to start the M3 year.  Any delay in starting the M3 year may result in a modification of the clerkship schedule and a possible delay in graduation.

  • Students must obtain a passing score on the USMLE Step 1 exam within 12 months of the completion of the M2 year.
  • Students must complete the M3-M4 curriculum in no more than three (3) years after the start of the M3 curriculum.

Students who do not meet required milestones are subject to dismissal from OUWB.

Recommended Milestones

  • Students should sit for the USMLE Step 2 CS exam before September 30 and Step 2 CK before December 30th of the M4 year in order to be prepared for the NRMP match process.
  • Be aware that many residenty programs will want to see the results of Step 2 CK and Step 2 CS before ranking an applicant.

Satisfactory Academic Progress:

Satisfactory Academic Progress is based on students being actively engaged in the satisfactory completion of all curricular requirements. Students will be considered to be making satisfactory progress while undertaking the remediation or while enrolled in a repeat course or clerkship.


Good Academic Standing

Satisfactory Academic Progress is not the same as Good Academic Standing. Please see the Good Academic Standing guideline for further information.

Remediation of Grades of Incomplete:

All courses or clerkships in which a student has a grade of “Incomplete” must be remediated before the student can be promoted to the next academic year.


Remediation of Grades of Fail:

Students who have failed a course, clerkship, or elective will be referred to the SPRC for action up to and including dismissal from the medical school. Failed courses, clerkships, or electives must be repeated in their entirety.


Financial Aid Eligibility:

Please see the Satisfactory Academic Progress to Maintain Federal Financial Aid Eligibility guidelines for further information.

Definitions:

Related Policies and Guidelines:

Good Academic Standing

Satisfactory Academic Progress to Maintain Federal Financial Aid Eligibility

Student Performance Review Committee

USMLE Step Exam Failures

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