Wow that’s so sad. My school definitely wouldn’t fail you. Keep pushing for remediation. It’s crazy that they’d make you repeat the year for one classDr. Avagadro, I am a student at the Alabama College of Medicine. I did not fail any other courses. Yesterday I sat down with the SPC committee from my school and suggested that I was given the chance to continue forward and remediate anatomy during the summer. Today the SPC committee has recommended that I be failed and have to repeat the year. I am willing to complete any course to avoid having to repeat. Do you have any advice? I read the student handbook and it mentions in general about remediation (does not say for which classes specifically), but it seems that my school is in the habit of failing students without giving them any sort of opportunity to remediate when it comes to anatomy and molecular medicine. I reached out to the dean and made an appointment for Monday but I'm not exactly sure how to approach him regarding this issue. My final score was a 67% (3% below passing rate, I made an erroneous calculation when I said in the post initially that it was 1%).
Such is the life of a DO student. I have several friends that this happened to. Got$ta kee$p the $chool ru$nn$ing $ome$howWow that’s so sad. My school definitely wouldn’t fail you. Keep pushing for remediation. It’s crazy that they’d make you repeat the year for one class
Each repeat year is 5 more figures in their pocket. Each class size has a limit *except* schools can add repeat years to the next class without it affecting the cap, ie class size doesn't include the repeaters. Meaning, it's a loophole that allows them to maximize profit while still staying under the class size "limit."ACOM has enough applications to fill 10 times their class size, I think this is more about them not wanting their graduates to score poorly on COMLEX/USMLE, which would make the school look bad.
I go to Wayne. Perhaps it’s only because of our new curriculum. But the general policy, is that the pass rate is set to two SD below the mean (which usually is in the high 50’s, low 60’s). 70 is still our minimum pass rate, but as long as we’re above the 2 SD cutoff, we receive a pass and do not have to remediateCould you tell me what school you're associated with and any good points I could raise to the dean to change his mind?
What, don't bring anything up about profit!I knew there had to be some sort of explanation why they fail so many people. I'd like to raise this point to my dean when I meet with him on Monday, do you have any credible source I could take to the meeting? Is what you just explained to me some sort of protocol that I could print out and use as one of my arguing points.
Unfortunately, I am not leaving any details out. I passed all my other courses with A's, 1 B and a mid C. I did not have any serious disciplinary problems either.
I cannot, but as I mentioned earlier I know 2 schools which would treat your situation differently. You would qualify for remediation at mine and not asked to repeat. Your advisor doesn't seem like much help. If that is accurate, it ought to be spelled out in the student handbook. You have a pretty solid semester otherwise, so I would press the fact that you have shown academic achievement in the other courses. However, schools have a lot of latitude in these matters and will vary from school to school. Good luck on Monday.1. My advisor has said that students failing Anatomy or Molecular medicine are asked to repeat. She made it seem like repeating is a privilege and something I should happy about.
2. I received 2 A's, a low B, and a mid C. Could you tell me the name of your school so I could present the option to the dean?