The following grades/notations will be used by the Cumming School of Medicine for courses completed in the MD Program.
CR – Completed Requirements
RM – Remedial Work Required
GP - Grade Pending
I – Incomplete
MT – Multi-Term
F – Fail
Grades in a course are reported according to the grading scheme of the faculty offering the course, regardless of the faculty in which a student is registered.
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory standing is used to assess each course. Students will be declared Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory in the complete (overall) evaluation. Students cannot be declared Satisfactory overall on some of the course evaluation components.
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 passing threshold.
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: The student has met or exceeded the level of performance minimally acceptable for promotion. A satisfactory standing will appear on the transcript as "CR".
Unsatisfactory: The student has not met the minimum performance level for promotion. A student can also be deemed unsatisfactory in a situation where a serious professionalism breach has occurred. An unsatisfactory standing will be recorded on the student’s transcript as an “F”. A repeated course/rotation will be noted on the transcript with a different course number.
A student who receives an “unsatisfactory” standing will be given the opportunity to review their final examination result sheet with the examination key to aid in recognition of areas of deficiency 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 an evaluation item, they may submit a Request for Academic Assessment Reappraisal (refer to section 5.9).
Satisfactory with performance deficiency: 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.
- A course/rotation signed-off as “Satisfactory with Performance Deficiencies” will appear as a credit ("CR") on the transcript.