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College of Medicine | Grade Grievance Policy

Background
Primary responsibility for assigning grades and completing coursework (theme) evaluations rests with the theme leaders and year curriculum coordinator (preclinical years 1 and 2) or clinical core director acting for the chair of the relevant academic department (clinical years 3 and 4).  The specific activities to be performed, the levels of expected performance, and the tools used to measure that performance are clearly outlined in block, clerkship and course syllabi.

Purpose
This policy is designed to outline the due process provided to a medical student who takes exception to the grade or evaluation received during medical course work at MUSC.

Procedure

  1. All grievances must be filed within 30 days of the distribution of final grades for the coursework in question.
  2. A student wishing to register a grievance regarding a grade or evaluation must first seek to resolve the conflict with the theme leader, clinical core director, or course director.
  3. If the decision of the theme leader, clinical core director, or course director does not result in resolution of the grievance, the student may next appeal to the Planning and Evaluation Committees (year 1 or 2) or Clinical Sciences Planning and Evaluation Committee (year 3 or 4) associated with the preclinical or clinical courses respectively. The Clinical Sciences Planning and Evaluation Committee may consult with the Selectives Committee when appropriate. 
  4. If the decision by these educational committees does not result in resolution of the grievance, the student has a final appeal to the Associate Dean for Curriculum, Basic Sciences and the Associate Dean for Curriculum, Clinical Sciences. The joint decision by the Associate Deans for Curriculum will be considered final.
 
Last Published with Edits:December 12, 2013 1:39 PM
Last Comprehensive Review: Fall 2013
 
 
 

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