Effective July 1, 2006 and starting in the academic year of 2006-2007, all units of academic activity in the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will be graded by a simple pass-fail grading system. This new policy will apply to all courses, clerkships, electives, acting internships and all other units of academic activity as well as all campuses of the School of Medicine. This simple pass-fail grading system will assign a grade as follows:
· All graded courses, clerkships and electives will continue to assign a raw score for the performance of each student enrolled. The raw score shall range from 0 to 100 with a score of 70 and higher established as a passing score.
· The grade of Pass will be assigned to those students who have achieved a raw score of 70 or higher.
· The grade of Fail will be assigned to those students who have not achieved a raw score of 70 or higher in the course.
The raw scores earned will be recorded and maintained by the School of Medicine for internal use and individual student use only.
All academic grades earned prior to the implementation of this policy will remain as earned. Students who have had their academic progress interrupted and will return after July 1, 2006 will be graded according to this new grading policy.
This policy was reviewed and unanimously approved by the School of Medicine Executive Committee on May 16, 2006, and by the Dean on May 25, 2006.