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CSP policies and procedures

Academic Warning & Probation – both are deficiencies

  1.  Academic Warning & Probation
    1. Academic warning and probation are imposed at the time the deficiency is received.
  2. Academic Warning - not reported to state licensing boards 
    1. All preclinical Y marks
    2. First incidence of:
      1. USMLE Step exam failure (with each Step treated separately)
      2. Y mark received in the clinical years
      3. 1st professionalism deficiency brought to the attention of CSP
        NOTE: Not following School policy is a professionalism deficiency
  3. Academic Probation - reported to state licensing boards, when asked.1 
    1. 2nd, and all subsequent incidences, of
      1. USMLE Step exam failure (each Step treated separately)
      2. Y mark received in the clinical years
    2. F Grade
    3. Egregious unprofessional behavior or 2nd professionalism deficiency brought to the attention of CSP
    4. Student fails to follow the directions of the Committee on Student Promotions
  4. Restriction of Extracurricular Activities
    1. All students on academic warning or probation must meet with and receive permission from the Assoc. Dean of Student Affairs prior to continuing or participating in medical and/or professional extracurricular activities while on warning or probation.
  5. Removal from Academic Warning or Probation
    1. CSP removes a student from academic warning or probation when
      1. USMLE Step exam passed
      2. There is a successful remediation of a Y mark or F grade
      3. Professionalism deficiencies deemed successfully remediated

 

 Please see:

Academic Warning Process Flow Chart (pdf)

Academic Probation Process Flow Chart (pdf)


1 Some states ask, some don't. See "U.S./Canadian Medical School Graduate Application" at: http://www.mbc.ca.gov/Applicants/Physicians_and_Surgeons/Apply_by_Mail.aspx for an example of a licensing form (page 16) is completed by the Registrar's Office).