"Adjusting to the workload in medical school is difficult where ever you go. Having the support of my Peer Resource Network, particularly the second years who shared how hard it was for them, made the transition much easier. My PRN and my mentors have helped me every step of the way. The faculty is also really helpful in providing strategies to help us master specific parts of the curriculum."
Follow Your Passions
"I clearly saw how people's different perspectives really influenced how they initially looked at a case. Having people in the room who have had diverse experiences allowed me to gain a better view and be open to more perspectives."
Making the Grade
The grading system in the pre-clerkship curriculum is comprised of official letter grades:
P = Pass: Good academic work =/> 70 percent
F = Fail: An unsatisfactory performance < 70 percent
I = Incomplete: Used when a complete evaluation cannot be rendered.
D = Deferred: Used when a student has an isolated deficiency in a component of a course – e.g. a student’s score on the National Board Examination was unsatisfactory.
All pre-clerkship electives and the IPS course in Terms 1-5 are graded P/F – Pass/Fail.
PPS courses are graded using clinical course grading scale which includes: Honors/High Pass/Pass/Marginal Pass/Fail.
More information about the Foundational Science curriculum is available in the Student Handbook.