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UCSF Grading System question

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by postbacchus, Jan 27, 2002.

  1. postbacchus

    postbacchus Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Probably a question for BeckyG and/or Vader:

    Is UCSF strictly P/NP the first 2 years? Or is their honors/high honors, etc? Also, is there a ranking system which will be included in the Dean's letter? I tried finding the info on other posts but couldn't...

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  3. figure five

    figure five Member 7+ Year Member

    hey postbacc

    i think it's pass/fail for the first two years...after that I'm not sure.
  4. BeckyG

    BeckyG Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 5, 2001
    Yeah, it is pass/fail for the first two years - no honors and no rankings. Passing is 70% for most exams (is lower if the class doesn't do well) and if you do not pass an exam, you simply re-take it (make-up exam). So, there's really no pressure and certainly no competition with your classmates. The goal is to pass. The first two years in your Dean's Letter basically are summed up as you passed (one sentence or two, I think). In third and fourth year, it is honors/pass/fail; however, I don't think it's too competitive with the addition of honors to the 3rd and 4th year rotations. Anyway, hope that helps. Congrats again! ;)
  5. Vader

    Vader Dark Lord of the Sith Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Jun 4, 2001
    Well, Becky got it before me. :D She summed it up great... just wanted to add that you can never overestimate just how much that P/F system takes the pressure off. :cool:

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