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M.D. Grading Glossary

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M.D. Grading Glossary


The City University of New York School of Medicine Grading System

 

Grade

Definition

Explanation

 

 

Year 4 and Year 5

P

Pass

Successful completion of all course requirements.

 

 

 

F

Fail

Failure to meet all course requirements.

 

 

 

       

 

 

Grade

Definition

Explanation

 

 

 

 

Year 6 and Year 7

 

 

H

 

 

Honors

 

Outstanding performance in the subject area, far exceeding the clerkship requirements , limited to the top 10‐20% of students.

 

 

 

 

HP

 

High Pass

For performance significantly above expectations, up to the top

40% of students, but not qualifying for honors.

 

 

 

P

Pass

Successful completion of all clerkship requirements.

 

 

 

F

Fail

Failure to meet all clerkship requirements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Years

U/

Unsatisfactory

Does not meet expectations in one or more competencies.

 

 

 

 

U/P

 

Unsatisfactory/Pass

Did not meet expectations in competency and successfully

remediated.

 

 

 

 

U/F

 

Unsatisfactory/Fail

Did not meet expectations in competency and failed the

remediation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C/

 

Conditional

Passed the course/clerkship elements, but failed the initial

attempt of the NBME subject exam.

 

 

 

 

C/P

 

Conditional/Pass

Passed the second attempt of the NBME subject exam; Passed the

course/clerkship.

 

 

 

 

C/F

 

Conditional/Fail

Failed the second attempt of the NBME subject exam; Failed the

course/clerkship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INC

 

 

 

Incomplete

The course/clerkship requirements have not been completed, for

reasons beyond the student's control. A grade of INC will be replaced by the final grade when the student completes the course/clerkship  requirements.

 

 

 

Y

Year long course

Year or longer course of study; must continue to completion.

 

 

 

 

W

 

Withdrawal

Withdrawal from a course/clerkship prior to the completion of

60% of the allotted time for the course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WN*

Never Attended

Never attended and did not officially withdraw.

 

 

 

WD*

Withdrew Drop

Attended at least one class session, but Dropped after Financial Aid certification date and prior to the end of the refund period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

Electives will be graded P/F only

 

 

 

 

       

 

*Withdrawal Grades have financial aid implications.