This policy applies to all UT PA conditionally accepted applicants and enrolled PA students. Missing the deadline for UBS/CBC will result in conditional acceptance being rescinded after 48 hour notice to student of missing the deadline.
Select PA program policies are posted here. This is not an inclusive list, and we encourage you to refer to the didactic phase and the clinical student manual, as well as curricular policies located on the curriculum page, for further information related to academic standards. The UT catalog contains information regarding UT policies.
Conditionally accepted students may be permitted to delay matriculation for up to one year on a case by case basis. The written request must be submitted to the chair of the Progression, Promotion and Professionalism (PPP) committee as soon as possible, but no later than the first day of class. The request must include an explanation of circumstances for which the student is requesting a delay in matriculation, and how those circumstances will be resolved during the delay. Examples of personal circumstances that might prompt a deferment include medical emergencies and military service or family obligations that impact the ability to progress unimpeded in the program of study.
Deferred Admission Procedures
- An email with detailed written request is sent by the student to the PPP chair requesting deferment.
- The PPP chair will contact the student to verify the request and discuss plans for the deferral year. These will include preparation for the next cohort and alternative options. If deferment is rejected, students may stay with cohort of original acceptance or re-apply.
- The PPP committee will meet to discuss and make a decision.
- A letter will be sent to the student with deferral decision, conditions of deferment and student’s right to appeal if applicable.
- The student may appeal the decision to the physician assistant medicine department chair, in writing, within five business days of receiving the decision.
- The department chair will have two business days to respond to the appeal.
Deferred Admission Requirements
- The student has submitted, in writing, a request for deferred admittance to the next entering cohort no later than the first day of class. The written request includes explanation of circumstances for the request.
- The student meets all requirements for admission into UT’s physician assistant medicine program for the cohort with which they will be matriculating. Example: the student must meet any revisions to admission criteria between cohorts (GPA, prerequisites, etc.).
- Requests for deferral will be considered if there is probability that the motivating factors for such requests may be resolved prior to matriculation into the next cohort. Examples: military deployment, traumatic personal injury, medical diagnosis or family obligations that impact the ability to progress unimpeded in the program of study.
The student will be responsible for the current admission non-refundable fee for the cohort of matriculation. The student will be responsible for all tuition and fees for the cohort of matriculation.
- The institution addresses the safety of students on campus through the Department of Campus Safety.
- The dedicated PA facility has key card entry controlled access; therefore, only PA students and faculty have access to their floors in this building.
- Safety and security for students on clinical rotations are addressed during the clinical year orientation. These rely on the personal safety and security measures in place for the staff at each clinical facility.
- Personal safety measures also include student instruction in the application of universal precautions and risks of bloodborne pathogens during the program’s didactic phase prior to potential exposure.
- All student program policies apply to all PA students regardless of location.
- All faculty/administrative program policies apply to all principal PA faculty regardless of location.
- All faculty/administrative program policies apply to the program director/medical director regardless of location.
PA students will be informed of program policies and practices in multiple ways:
- Program policies are posted on the PA program website.
- During orientation, the student didactic handbook and policies will be discussed. Students will sign attestation of review to document their awareness of the policies and practices.
- During clinical orientation, the student clinical handbook and policies will be discussed. Students will sign attestation of review to document their awareness of the policies and practices.
- Students are not required to solicit or recruit clinical sites and/or preceptors.
- Refer to the clinical placement policy in the Clinical Phase Student Manual for more information.
- Training to become a PA demands a full-time commitment. Due to the rigorous nature of the curriculum, it is recommended that students not engage in outside employment. If a student chooses to work during the academic year, the work schedule must not interfere with class performance or clinical rotation schedules.
- Students will not be allowed to work for the program in any capacity.
- Students will not be substituted or function as instructional faculty at any time. While some students with significant experience or skill may function as a peer tutor during laboratory sessions, they will not function as instructional faculty for student assessment or employment.
- Students will not be utilized or substitute as clinical or administrative staff at supervised clinical practical experiences (rotations). Refer to the clinical placement policy in the Clinical Phase Student Manual.
- During the matriculation process into the UT, the student must refer to Orientation Health Forms and follow the UT required process for documentation of immunizations and health examination for full-time domestic graduate students. Note that the due date is July 1 for fall matriculates. The UT health center does not share these forms/documents with the PA program.
- In addition to the above, the PA program requires all students to meet the health and immunization requirements listed below. These immunization requirements are those recommended by the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) for health personnel found at Healthcare Personnel Vaccination Recommendations (PDF).
- Students must submit a copy of their PA physical examination form and PA immunization form, with attached laboratory verification/titers as indicated to the program prior to enrollment. These forms must be completed by the student’s health care provider and returned directly to the PA program. These forms will include documentation that the student meets the technical standards of the program and their immunization status only.
- With the exception of the hepatitis B immunization series and titer demonstrating immunity, all immunizations must be completed within 30 days of matriculation. Additionally, no student may participate in any didactic clinical experience until all immunizations/titers have been completed.
- A student with chronic hepatitis B infection will be allowed to enroll if they meet all other program requirements, but will be monitored to ensure that they are in compliance with the 2012 Updated CDC Recommendations for the Management of Hepatitis B Virus-Infected Health-Care Providers and Students found at CDC Weekly Report (PDF).
- The CDC noted that since its last update in 1991, there have been no reports of hepatitis B transmission in the United States or other developed countries from “medical or dental students ... or any others who would not normally perform exposure-prone invasive procedures.”
- In brief: the CDC’s updated recommendations provide current medical information about managing students in health-related schools who have hepatitis B.
- Once completed, students must maintain compliance with all CDC recommended immunizations throughout the program or they will not be allowed to participate in patient care in clinical settings.
Specific health/immunization requirements:
- Proof of current health insurance. The physician assistant medicine department requires that PA students have current health insurance. This is mandatory for each year of enrollment in the program. Students will be required to provide a copy of their insurance card to the program in August of each year. This will be maintained in the student file.
- Full-time graduate students at UT have the option of voluntarily purchasing a health insurance policy through United HealthCare Student Resources. This policy may be used at the UT Dickey Health and Wellness Center for covered benefits. To learn more or to purchase this policy, call United HealthCare Student Resources Customer Service at (888) 224-4846. For more information, visit UT Health Center Insurance Information.
- Proof of two immunizations against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) or laboratory evidence of a positive (immune) titer against each of the three infections. In the absence of proof of either immunization or immunity, students must be immunized at the UT Dickey Health and Wellness Center or by their primary care provider.
- Proof of a negative PPD skin test for tuberculosis* (by Mantoux) within one month of matriculation, and, if positive, proof of a chest x-ray negative for active disease. Additionally, the TB skin test must be repeated again in the December preceding the clinical education phase. An acceptable alternative test is a negative Interferon-Gamma Release Assay (IGRA). The commercial names of these tests are QuantiFERON TB Gold In-tube or T-SPOT.
- Documentation of two varicella (chickenpox) immunizations or proof of positive (immune) varicella titer. In the absence of proof of either immunization or immunity, students must be immunized at the UT Dickey Health and Wellness Center or by their primary care provider.
- Diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus: documentation of a completed primary series with Tdap or DTP and booster within the last 10 years is required. All students must have documentation of a one-time dose of Tdap either as part of their primary series or as a booster. Students may be immunized at the UT Dickey Health and Wellness Center or by their primary care provider.
- Proof of the three-dose immunization against hepatitis B. This series must be started within 30 days of matriculation. Following completion of the hepatitis B series, a positive (immune) titer must be completed prior to patient contact. Non-converters may require additional immunizations per the CDC recommendations.
- For students with chronic hepatitis B infection, the program will follow the Updated CDC Recommendations for the Management of Hepatitis B Virus-Infected Health-Care Providers and Students detailed above and require DNA serum levels every six months to monitor infectivity levels. Students whose hepatitis B level is not undetectable or below level of 1,000 IU may require limitation of exposure-prone invasive procedures or modifications in their clinical training as required by the program or clinical education sites.
- Proof of influenza vaccination annually; must be given by the end of October of each year enrolled.
- Students are financially responsible for the cost of maintaining compliance with health, health insurance and immunization requirements.
- The PA program has a commitment to protect the health and well-being of students, faculty, staff and patients. As part of their training, PA students may encounter exposure to infectious and/or environmental hazards. This may include being exposed to human donors and preservative chemicals such as formaldehyde in the anatomy lab, latex or other products such as gloves that may contain allergens, and exposure to communicable infectious disease which may be transferred via airborne, mucous membrane splashes or needle-stick exposures in the clinical setting. Examples of bloodborne pathogens and communicable disease may include tuberculosis, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV. Women of child-bearing age may also have additional considerations, such as minimizing exposure to infectious diseases, possible teratogens or chemical exposures or exposure to ionizing radiation.
- While the risk of transmission is small, the program has a number of processes in place to minimize risk.
- Prevention is the first step in student safety; therefore, students are required to show proof of appropriate immunity, or documented immunization, as part of their matriculation requirements and prior to the onset of actual patient contact.
- During the didactic year of training, presentations are given on universal blood and body fluid precautions, infection control and prevention of the spread of communicable disease. These are included in orientation week activities. In addition to instruction on how to prevent exposures, students will receive instruction on what constitutes an exposure and the procedures for care and treatment after an exposure. In the event the exposure occurs on campus, students will be referred to the local emergency room or urgent care center for care. The academic director will complete an incident report and notify the appropriate UT official of the incident.
- In the event of respiratory or gastrointestinal illness, students are advised to follow health provider recommendations to self-isolate at home until they are no longer potentially infectious to others.
- Students also will be provided with safety policies to follow in the anatomy laboratory (as detailed in the anatomy lab manual). Allergy to formaldehyde and/or latex (previous and subsequent to enrollment) must be verified by a health care provider. The student must give this information to the Academic Success Center, where the coordinator of disabilities services is based, in order for protective mask/cartridge or other accommodations to be considered for payment.
- Additional instruction on procedures for care and treatment of exposures in the clinical setting will be provided as part of orientation to the clinical education phase. Students should follow the process in place at their clinical training site and then notify the clinical director to complete an incident report form at the program.
- The student is financially responsible for any costs incurred secondary to infectious and/or environmental hazardous exposures.
- Effects of infectious or environmental disease or disability: acquisition of an infectious or environmental disease may impact student learning activities and outcomes. Students must be able to meet published health requirements at all times in order to continue matriculation in the program and to provide care at clinical sites. Based upon outcomes and degree of infectious or environmental hazard exposure, a student’s continued participation in classroom and/or clinical activities as part of the PA program may be delayed or prevented. In the event that the student contracts a communicable disease which potentially poses a risk to patients or co-workers (e.g., tuberculosis), steps will be taken to prevent dissemination in accordance with public health and/or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocols.
- To request accommodation for latex allergy, the student must provide proof of allergy that must be submitted with the student’s request at Documentation of Disability. For questions regarding documentation requirements, contact the associate director of academic excellence programs at (813) 257-3266 or email@example.com.
- Certain communicable diseases may also be reported to county or state health authorities, as required by law. A list of reportable disease for Florida may be found at Reportable Diseases/Conditions in Florida (PDF).
- The PA faculty (including the program and medical directors) are not allowed to provide medical care to students or access student health records, but may facilitate referrals to health facilities.
- Preceptors are not allowed to provide medical care to students or access student health records.
- To provide timely access and referral of students to services addressing personal issues which may impact the student’s progression in the PAM program, the program has partnered with UT Counseling Services to provide up to six visits of free counseling on campus for PA students regardless of the student’s insurance status. The PA program will be billed for these services without identifying student information.
- Full-time graduate students at UT have the option of voluntarily purchasing a health insurance policy through United HealthCare Student Resources (see UT Health Center Insurance Information). UT medical services is not contracted to provide services under any other health insurance policy other than the student health insurance listed above. This policy may be used at the Dickey Health and Wellness Center for covered benefits. To learn more or to purchase this policy, call United HealthCare Student Resources Customer Service at (888) 224-4846.
- For services that are not covered by student health insurance, medical services charges a reasonable fee at the time of visit. Otherwise, there are multiple local medical providers for which students may seek health care.
- Students with health or personal issues that arise while enrolled in the PA program are encouraged to discuss any educational program related concerns with the program director or their faculty advisor. The PA faculty (including the program and medical directors) may not provide medical care to students or access student health records, but may facilitate referrals to health facilities.
- Students with an academic grievance should first discuss the grievance with the course director. Students who believe that an exam or course evaluation is unjust or inaccurate may submit a grade petition to the phase director (academic or clinical) who will review and respond. The student may choose to escalate the academic grievance to the program director who will review and respond. The first decision to appeal the program’s academic grievance decision is with the College of Natural and Health Science Appeals Committee. More information may be found in the UT catalog.
- The UT is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all students, faculty and staff. Sexual misconduct and relationship violence is in direct conflict with UT’s stated educational mission. Sexual misconduct and relationship violence is unwanted conduct of a sexual nature that includes sexual harassment, gender harassment, nonconsensual sexual contact, nonconsensual sexual intercourse, sexual exploitation, intimate partner violence (including domestic violence and dating violence) and stalking. These procedures, which are prompt, fair and impartial, will be used in reporting, investigating, adjudicating and determining sanctions for sexual misconduct and relationship violence complaints.
- These procedures apply to sexual misconduct and relationship violence (part XIX, listed under University Policies). For more information, visit Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Procedures.
- These policies apply to all UT students, including PA students. For a complete description of the University response and procedure upon notice of alleged sexual misconduct and/or relationship violence, visit Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Procedures and click on the tab marked “University Response Procedures.”
Regarding faculty grievances, the Department of PA follows the UT Faculty Handbook, Chapter 5: Rights, Privileges, and Benefits of Members of the Faculty.
Regarding faculty sexual harassment, the Department of PAM follows the UT Faculty Handbook, Chapter 6: University Policy Statements.
- PA students are not allowed to have access to the academic records or other confidential information of other students or faculty.
- To ensure that PA student’s academic or confidential information is handled in confidence, PA faculty complete FERPA training. More information can be found at FERPA for Faculty and Staff.
- PA student health records are confidential and are not accessible to or reviewed by program faculty or staff, except for immunization and tuberculosis screening results, which are retained and released with written permission from the student.
- The program does not consider needle stick/sharp reports, results of drug screening or criminal background checks a part of the health record.
- It is the policy of the program to describe, publish and make readily available information on its success in achieving its goals on the UT PA website.
- Currently, there is a placeholder PANCE Results, Program Goals and Outcomes webpage until the program has completed a full cycle and has data on which to report.
- It is the policy of the program to describe, publish and make readily available information on the PANCE pass rates on the UT PA website.
- Currently, there is a placeholder PANCE Results, Program Goals and Outcomes webpage until the program has completed a full cycle and has data on which to report. A link to the NCCPA score report will be provided.
- Due to the rigorous nature of the program, it is recommended that students not engage in outside employment.
- It is the policy of the program that a missed class or rotation will not be excused due to outside employment.
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It is the policy of the program to describe, publish and make readily available the following information on the UT PA website and in informational brochures.
a) admission and enrollment practices that favor specified individuals or groups
b) admission requirements regarding prior education or work experience
c) policies and procedures concerning awarding or granting advanced placement
d) any required academic standards for enrollment
e) any required technical standards for enrollment
It is the policy of the program to define, publish and make readily available to enrolled students its academic performance and progression policies on the following webpages:
- Required academic standards
- Completion deadlines/requirements related to curricular components
- Requirements for progression in and completion of the program
- Policies and procedures for processing student grievances
- Policies and procedures for approved leave of absencel
- Policies and procedures for remediation and deceleration
- Policies and procedures for processing allegations of harassment
Memo: UT PA Program Student Dress Code Policy Date: Jan. 14, 2019
A student dress code policy has been established that follows the guidelines of the clinical sites utilized for training UT students. It is both a professionalism and curricular expectation that students adhere to the dress code in all settings. A violation of the dress code will be addressed by the professionalism committee; persistent violations of dress code policy may result in dismissal from the program.
Classroom Area: Classroom and Labs
Patient Care Areas – Clinical Sites: inpatient and outpatient, during didactic phase and community medicine course/Didactic Interprofessional Seminar (DIPS) events
Identifying self in any setting: At no time should a student, either by virtue of his/her skills or knowledge attained while progressing through the UT physician assistant medicine program, misrepresent himself/herself as being other than a PA student. Students may not use previously earned titles and credentials in any correspondence regarding or related to the UT physician assistant medicine program (i.e., RN, Ph.D., RD, etc.).
The following items are considered appropriate.
- Official program-issued PA student ID badge,
- Flesh-colored ear gauges,
- Clean and neat PA program-approved scrubs or professional dress and closed-toe/heeled shoes,
- During lab, the short, waist-length (consult) lab coat provided by the PA program may be required at times; students will be informed in advance when it is required.
- Hair must be well groomed, neat and appear as a natural hair color. Long hair should be secured off the shoulders and behind the ears when performing procedures of any kind.
- Facial hair is acceptable as long as it is neatly groomed.
- PA program-issued waist-length white coat (consult) is required to be worn.
- Business professional attire is required to be worn at all times. For example, men should wear a collared shirt, tie (optional), dress slacks, and shoes. Women should wear a blouse/shirt, slacks, or dress. Skirts and dresses must be conservative and professional in length, style, and fabric. Slacks must not reveal underclothes. Bear in mind that as you examine patients and perform procedures you may be kneeling or bending over in front of or across the patient. In all instances, clothes should be professional and not revealing.
- If the clinical site approves, PA program-approved scrubs may be worn to the site.
- Excessive jewelry/facial piercings,
- Flip-flops/open-toes shoes,
- Visible tattoos,
- Fake/false nails,
- Jeans/denim/leggings/sportswear — jogging and attire, gym wear, swimwear and sweatshirts,
- Excessively tight, short or baggy clothing,
- Clothing that exposes skin in the chest, abdomen, shoulders, and /or midriff area,
- Low-cut tops/dresses, sleeveless tops/dresses (unless covered by a sweater or jacket)
- Undershirts, undergarments or spandex are not acceptable as outerwear. Undergarments must not be visible, either by color or outline, and must be worn at all times.
- Students are expected to bathe frequently, and body odor should be avoided.
- Perfume and cologne should be avoided due to patient sensitivity.
- Baseball caps or other hats/hoodies (except head coverings required for a rotation activity or prescribed for religious/cultural observation) are not permitted in the classroom or on rotations. Students are responsible for checking with rotation/clinical staff regarding regulations and rules for dress and head coverings specific to individual rotation policies.
Note: Additional regulations will apply during testing.
Non-Academic Behavioral Expectations
In addition to the Academic Professional Behavioral Expectations Policy, the program recognizes that overall behavioral expectations must be defined, and students held responsible for their performance in meeting these expectations. These expectations include interactions with faculty, fellow students, preceptors, patients, members of the health care team and the UT community. These expectations are also inclusive of the UT behavioral polices, social media activity, and adherence to the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Code of Ethics.
UT Student Code of Conduct Policy:
PA students are expected to adhere to all UT policies, including the UT Student Code of Conduct policy. This policy addresses multiple areas of conduct, including respectful interactions with the UT community.
PA Social Media Policy:
PA students are expected to be mindful while using social networking websites and applications, as they are held to the highest standard keeping with the ideals of the institution and the profession of medicine. Each student is responsible for their own posting on the internet and social media. Therefore, they should be aware of the risks associated with such use.
Students are expected to follow HIPAA privacy standards at all times.
Additionally, the following actions are strictly forbidden:
- In the professional role of a caregiver, one may not present the personal health information of other individuals. Removal of an individual’s name does not constitute proper de-identification of protected health information. Inclusion of data such as age, gender, race, diagnosis, date of evaluation, type of treatment or the use of a highly specific medical photograph (such as a before/after photograph of a patient having surgery or a photograph of a patient from a medical outreach trip) may still allow the reader to recognize the identity of a specific individual.
- Students may not report private (protected) academic information of another student or trainee. Such information might include, but is not limited to, course or clerkship grades, narrative evaluations, examination scores or adverse academic actions.
- In posting information on social networking sites, students may not present themselves as official representatives or spokespersons for UT.
AAPA Code of Ethics:
PA students are expected to adhere to the AAPA Code of Ethics.
Academic Professional Behavioral Expectations and Student Assessment
As health care practitioners, PAs are required to understand and conform to the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct, following the AAPA Guidelines for Ethical Conduct for the Physician Assistant Profession and the professional expectations of UT's PAM program.
Professional behavior encompasses the principles of honesty, integrity, empathy, respect, advocacy, self-awareness, personal accountability, teamwork, responsibility for learning, courtesy, compassion, moral and ethical interaction and avoidance of conflicts of interest.
PA students must be aware that they are viewed by both patients and medical providers as part of the medical community and are required to conduct themselves in a manner that complies with these principles.
Examples of professional behavior:
- Behave in an ethical manner that inspires trust among patients, coworkers and the public.
- Respect patient’s modesty and protect patient privacy.
- Identify yourself as a learner.
- Maintain confidentiality of patient information.
- Set appropriate boundaries in interpersonal relationships.
- Only perform procedures authorized by the program, clinical site, supervisor and/or preceptor.
- Maintain respect for the privacy and confidentiality of fellow students.
Exhibit honesty and integrity in all interactions:
- Accurately attribute sources in all written and oral presentations.
- Accurately represent clinical actions and findings.
- Do not intentionally mislead others.
- Admit mistakes and errors.
- Demonstrate proper care and use of institutional property and personal property of others.
Advocate for the needs and well-being of patients, learners and others with whom you serve:
- Altruistically champion patient rights in a manner appropriate to your level of training.
- Respect and assist faculty, staff and students.
- Identify when patients’ needs supersede your needs.
- Be aware when situations require the help or expertise of others (e.g., reporting abuse and assisting with social services agencies).
Demonstrate caring, compassion, empathy and respect:
- Communicate in a polite tone and manner.
- Use appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication to convey concern, pleasantness, compassion and professionalism to others.
- Communicate in a manner that is respectful of and sensitive to the patient’s and family’s age, orientation, culture and beliefs.
- Be sensitive to the emotional needs of others.
- Offer criticism or suggestions in a thoughtful and reasoned manner that fosters respect and trust.
- Dress in professional and neat attire.
- Practice good personal hygiene.
- Follow all dress code expectations during clinical training in accordance to the policies of each site.
Demonstrate awareness of your own perspectives and biases:
- Identify conscious and unconscious biases that might influence your interactions with patients and others.
Assume responsibility and accountability for your education:
- Recognize and take action to correct deficiencies in your behavior, knowledge and skill.
- Request specific external feedback and measure that feedback against your own self-assessment.
- Reflect and take action to improve in response to feedback.
- Seek to achieve deeper learning: learn from every patient you take care of and beyond clinical site learning objectives.
Function effectively as a team member:
- Fulfill assigned roles and request assistance and/or education when needed.
- Demonstrate respect for knowledge, skills and expertise of other team members.
- Recognize and embrace the role as a member of a team and contribute equally to the work of the team in a cooperative and considerate manner.
- Self-regulate your behavior to positively impact the team environment.
- Continue to develop and refine robust teamwork skills.
- Always maintain a professional and calm demeanor.
Fulfill your responsibilities as a learner and a colleague:
- Complete all assignments and duties in a timely manner, effectively and to the best of your ability.
- Be attentive and participate during learning activities.
- Collaborate with classmates in active learning sessions. Share your knowledge and skills with others around you.
- Complete administrative requirements in a timely manner (e.g., scheduling and evaluations).
- Be punctual to activities (abiding by the PAM program attendance policy).
- Strive to contribute to a positive and professional learning environment.
- Provide respectful and constructive feedback to others to help their continued growth and development.
Recognize and avoid conflicts of interest:
- Recognize and avoid situations in which professional, commercial or financial interests or activities have the potential to influence academic, clinical and conduct obligations.
Strive to balance commitments to self and others:
- Recognize signs of impairment in yourself and others and take appropriate action.
- Strive to develop personal habits that promote social, physical, and mental health.
- Recognize the importance of self-care and personal wellness and its impact on others as a leader in the community.
The following procedure is in place to assess professional behavior. Using the attached professional behavior rubric, performance will be assessed in multiple settings/courses:
Didactic: Professionalism Assessment Tool
- A score of less than 3 in any category of the professionalism assessment tool will be considered having “at-risk” performance, and the student will be placed on academic warning. See Academic Warning Policy.
- A score of less than 2, unsatisfactory, in any category of the professionalism assessment tool will require the student to meet with the PPP committee. The committee will develop a professional remediation plan for the student and place the student on academic probation for the next semester. See Academic Probation Policy.
- Any student who has an overall failing score, total score of less than 30, on the professionalism assessment tool will be required to meet with the PPP committee. The committee will develop a professional remediation plan for the student and place the student on academic probation for the next semester. See Academic Probation Policy. The committee may also recommend deceleration and/or dismissal from the program for professional concerns.
Clinical: Preceptor Evaluation of Student
- A score of less than 3 on the professionalism mid-rotation evaluation will be considered “at-risk” performance, and the student will be placed on academic warning. See Academic Warning Policy.
- A score of less than 3 on the preceptor final evaluation of professionalism or the clinical director evaluation of professionalism will require the student to meet with the PPP committee. The committee will develop a professional remediation plan for the student and place the student on academic probation for the next semester. See Academic Probation Policy.
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