A system of grading which carries no weight in the determination of grade point averages is used by the Cumming School of Medicine for its MD Program.
CR – Completed Requirements
RM – Remedial Work Required
I – Incomplete
MT – Multi-Term
F – Fail
University policy requires that students’ grades in a course are reported according to the grading scheme of the faculty or school giving the course (regardless of the faculty or school in which a student is registered) and are so recorded on students’ transcripts of record.
A Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading system will be used. Students cannot be declared Satisfactory overall based upon only some of the components of an evaluation. Students must be declared Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory in the complete (overall) evaluation.
To obtain credit for a course, a student must be certified as satisfactory on the course evaluation by achieving a score at or above the minimum performance level (MPL) for the examination.
Results from Year 1 and 2 will be reported as either “Satisfactory” or “Unsatisfactory”.
Results from Year 3 will be reported as “Satisfactory”, “Unsatisfactory”, or “Satisfactory with performance deficiency".
“Satisfactory” means that the faculty or school has determined that the student has met or exceeded the level of performance minimally acceptable for promotion. When a student receives a Satisfactory grade in the course concerned, the grade cannot be altered by any further changes made in the evaluation as a result of subsequent appeals.
“Unsatisfactory” means that the student has not met the minimum performance level for the evaluation. A student who is unsatisfactory may wish to review their result sheet with the examination key to aid in recognition of areas of deficiencies and assist in planning remedial studies or to identify an error in the marking. Should a student feel that an error has occurred in the marking of a non-multiple choice question (MCQ) they may submit a Request for Reappraisal. A students can also be deemed unsatisfactory in a situation where a serious professionalism breach has occurred.
“Satisfactory with performance deficiency” is used in Clerkship for the following situations.
- Failure of one component of a clerkship evaluation with subsequent completion of required remedial work and satisfactory performance on rewrite of that component.
- Overall rating of satisfactory performance in a clerkship rotation but with one or more specific areas of deficiency noted including professional and ethical behaviour.