Remediation of a Course


If a preclinical student receives approval to remediate a course failure, they, in conjunction with the Director of Preclinical Education, the Course Director, and the Office of Testing will be required to develop a remediation plan and schedule. Remediation examinations must be proctored by an RVU employee or designee. Preclinical remediations must be completed by July 1 of the current academic year. Course failures can only be remediated once; there are no re-remediations allowed.

In Years 3 and 4, students who fail a course will be referred to the Senior Associate Dean of Clinical Education (or their designee). In many cases, the remediation plan will be decided between the Senior Associate Dean of Clinical Education (or their designee) and the student. However, the Senior Associate Dean of Clinical Education (or their designee) may refer the student to the SPC. 


RVUCOM follows AAMC guidelines regarding the transparency of academic records for medical students. Any student who successfully remediates a course failure will have their transcript notated with the Grade Code of ‘NX’ and a Grade of ‘PX’ to indicate a successful remediation has taken place. For Quality Point (used in class rank and GPA calculation), a 70.00 multiplied by the course credit hours will be awarded for successfully remediated pre-clinical courses.

For clinical core clerkship courses, successful completion of all remediation as directed by the Clerkship Director will result in the total course points being reduced to 70% of the original points. For grades of Px - Multiply the total points earned in the course by .70 and then by the credit hours earned. Example: (79 points x .70) x 4 credits = 221.2 quality points for the course. 

Remediation examinations for course failures must be successfully completed before a student can advance to the next stage of the curriculum.  In the event the remediation of a course is failed or not completed, the original course grade shall be recorded on the transcript with the original course Grade Code. Any student who fails remediation will be referred to the Student Performance Committee and may be subject to dismissal. If a student fails a course remediation, a re-remediation will not be permitted.