Process, as defined by the SEPC:
All students must take and pass
the Comprehensive Clinical Competency Examination (CCCE) prior to
graduation. The examination is
administered at the end of the third year.
Students who are unable to take the CCCE at that time may take the exam
later by prior approval and arrangement with the course director.
Grading: The exam is listed
as a Pass/Fail item on the transcript.
All students will receive a letter regarding their performance on the
REMEDIATION PHASE 1
If a student does not
pass on the first attempt:
o CCCE Committee will notify the Office of Student Affairs
and the SEPC.
o No grade is issued.
o The student will receive a letter from the CCCE Committee.
§ The student is required to view the videotape of the exam
encounters in a supervised environment; viewing of this videotape must occur
within one week of the date on the notification letter.
§ The student is required to meet with a CCCE Committee
Member about the deficiencies identified; the meeting with the CCCE Committee
Member must occur within 4 weeks of the date on the notification letter.
If a student does not
pass on the second attempt, the exam will be listed as a Fail grade on
o The Student Evaluation and Promotions Committee will
determine the appropriate action in the context of the student's overall
performance and record in medical school.
REMEDIATION PHASE 2
If the failing student is allowed
by the SEPC to remediate the deficiency, the following procedure will be followed:
student will meet with a CCCE Committee Member.
student will be assigned to a faculty preceptor, chosen by the course
director, for additional clinical skills training, which will include
twice weekly meetings for a total of 8 sessions.
the remediation process, the student will be observed by a faculty member
performing a complete history and physical on a real patient.
remediation must be completed by December 31 following the submission of the
initial Fail grade.
who pass the test receive a Pass/Fail grade on their transcript as is
normally noted for remediated courses.
remediation may not take place during any required or elective fourth-year
course and may not interfere with the duties and obligations of the
student during any concurrent fourth-year elective or other activity. Remediation is to take place during vacation
or off months and must be complete by December 31.
receiving a failing grade after this remediation process meet the criteria
for dismissal from school.