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  • Curriculum | Student Handbook | Medical Education | University of Minnesota
    will find free hours including at least one free afternoon each week which will allow you time for study independent learning projects and participation in a variety of activities At the end of this time you will be prepared to take the USMLE Step 1 exam and move to the clinical part of your studies In Years 3 and 4 scheduling flexibility is the hallmark During those years you will determine your own schedule which will include 56 weeks of required courses 20 weeks of elective courses and 26 weeks of free time including holidays Each of you can really have a different curriculum and it s up to you with help from your faculty advisor and other faculty members to make your plan and carry it out Those of us in the Office of Medical Education look forward to meeting you helping to answer your questions and providing advice and counsel Take advantage of our friendly staff on the 6th Floor of the Mayo Building B Corridor General office hours are between 7 45 a m and 4 30 p m Monday Friday Curriculum Outline Years 1 2 Overview Years 3 4 Overview Competencies Flexible MD COSSS Holds on

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  • Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid | Student Handbook | Medical Education | University of Minnesota
    Residency You are considered a Minnesota resident if You have lived in Minnesota for at least one calendar year prior to your first day of class attendance and Your primary reason for residing in Minnesota is not to attend school An out of state history including transfer coursework graduation from a non Minnesota high school or out of state work experience may result in an initial classification of nonresident If you are not sure whether you are considered a Minnesota resident or if you believe that your residency has been inappropriately classified you can Download our detailed brochure on residency reciprocity and tuition exemptions pdf from the University of Minnesota Admissions site at http admissions tc umn edu costsaid residency html Speak with the residency officer in the Office of Admissions telephone 612 625 6330 or 1 800 752 1000 If you have been classified as a nonresident and want to be classified as a resident you need to complete our Residency Classification Appeal pdf which can be found on the University of Minnesota Admissions website Financial Aid The primary purpose of medical student financial aid is to provide financial resources to students who would otherwise be unable to pursue a medical education Financial aid is based on a twelve month standard student budget covering fall spring and summer semesters for years 2 and 3 of medical school The year 4 budget is based on a nine month budget Year 1 students are funded for 10 5 months Financial aid is awarded to help students meet educational expenses and may consist of loans scholarships or College Work Study The student budget at the University of Minnesota Medical School includes tuition and fees room and board books and supplies transportation and personal expenses All Financial Aid information is on the Medical

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  • Minority Affairs & Diversity | Student Handbook | Medical Education | University of Minnesota
    students To assist with inquiries and complaints concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action compliance and policy To provide information about University resources for resolving discrimination concerns To provide assistance and consultation regarding staffing and searches for filling academic staff and faculty positions To create a work environment of collaboration with student organizations such as the Student National Medical Association SNMA and the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity To assist

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  • Student Involvement | Student Handbook | Medical Education | University of Minnesota
    representing all 129 accredited U S and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools Membership in the OSR includes the Council of Deans COD Council of Academic Societies CAS Council of Teaching Hospitals COTH the Organization of Resident Representatives ORR and the OSR Other groups within the AAMC of particular interest to medical students include the Group on Educational Affairs GEA and the Group on Student Affairs GSA The GSA is subdivided into committees representing admissions student financial assistance minority affairs student affairs and registrars For more information visit https www aamc org members osr Graduate and Professional Student Assembly GAPSA Graduate and professional students use GAPSA as a forum to communicate and cooperate in promoting academic social professional and economic aims The Graduate and Professional Student Assembly represents students from all of the University s graduate and professional programs The Graduate and Professional Student Assembly serves many functions on this campus chief among them ensuring that the University in all of its offices programs schools and departments works in the interests of excellence in the graduate and professional experience For more information visit www gapsa umn edu Meetings and Student Feedback Meetings Throughout your preclinical years various monthly meetings will be held with Deans directors staff and students These meetings are designed to provide an open forum for students to learn and discuss current medical school topics and issues The schedule for these meetings is released each Fall Student Feedback We value your opinions about course delivery and content assessment of your knowledge and your overall educational experiences Each year improvements are made to the curriculum and learning environment based upon student suggestions You will have various opportunities to provide feedback throughout the year Electronic Feedback cards are available through the Learning Management System for each lecture or lab session Talk

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  • Academic Complaints | Policies | Medical Education | University of Minnesota
    Home Conflict Resolution Process for Student Academic Complaints The University of Minnesota Medical School follows the procedure of the University of Minnesota Conflict Resolution Process for Student Academic Complaints Twin Cities What s Inside Policies Home Twin Cities Policies Duluth Policies Return to Medical Education Medical School AHC U of M 2013 Regents of the University of Minnesota All rights reserved The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator

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  • Committee on Student Scholastic Standing | Policies | Medical Education | University of Minnesota
    see policy Reporting Grades on Transcripts pdf If the student fails the re examination the N failing grade will remain on the transcript and the student will be required to repeat the course If the COSSS deems that re examination is not appropriate the student must repeat the course The original N failing grade as well as the grade received upon repeating the course will be recorded on the student s transcript Should the COSSS decide to not grant the student permission to either sit for a re examination or repeat a failed course the student will then be subject to a hearing for dismissal 3 Grade Changes If the student passes a failed course the new grade will appear after the N on the transcript see Policy for Reporting Grades on Transcripts Standards set for re examinations shall reflect the standards of the regular course examinations 4 Repeating Basic Science Courses After taking the re examination s students who have not achieved a passing grade s may repeat the course s the following year if COSSS approval is obtained Failure to obtain COSSS permission is evidence of failure to make satisfactory academic progress and will trigger a hearing for dismissal from Medical School see VI Dismissal Hearings and Appeals The repeat of any Medical School course takes precedence over any other coursework and requires taking all examinations unless a COSSS approved alternative arrangement has been made with the course director It is the student s responsibility in consultation with the Office for Medical Education to register and integrate the course into the schedule during the following year In instances where an individual retakes a basic science course both grades i e the original N and the subsequent P will be recorded on the student s transcript Any student with an N or I grade in any Year 1 or 2 course will not be eligible to begin Year 3 courses until successful completion of these courses A student is permitted to take a Year 1 or 2 course twice but is only permitted one re examination pending COSSS approval in that course Failure to pass the course the second time will trigger a hearing for dismissal B Completion of all Clinical Science Coursework All medical students are required to complete a minimum of 76 clinical credits in Years 3 and 4 in addition to the clinical course s in Years 1 and 2 1 Grading In Years 3 and 4 the grades used by the Medical School are as follows H Honors E Excellent S Satisfactory P Pass I Incomplete and N Failing An H represents outstanding achievement An E represents achievement that is significantly greater than the level required to satisfy course requirements but not judged to be at honors level An S represents achievement that satisfies the basic clinical course requirements a I Incomplete Grade An I Incomplete grade is given when work in a course has not been completed either through an excused absence from course activities or delay in completion of requirements as permitted by the Course Director The student should contact the Course Director to determine what is required to remove the Incomplete b N Failing Grade An N Failing grade is given after the final course examination when a student s performance in the course fails to meet the Medical School s minimum passing standards It may also be given when through an unexcused absence a student fails to meet course requirements N grades may also be assigned for failure to meet the Medical School s established standards of professionalism within a course c Grade Changes In clinical courses an N grade can be changed only by successful repetition and completion of the course Both grades will appear on the student transcript 2 Repeating Clinical Courses Students who receive an N Failing grade in a clinical course will be required to appear before the COSSS to request permission to repeat that course Clinical courses include Physician and Society Physician and Patient and or Essentials of Clinical Medicine and all required courses in the Years 3 and 4 curriculum Failure to receive permission to repeat the course from the COSSS is evidence of failure to make satisfactory academic progress and triggers a hearing for dismissal see VI Dismissal Hearings and Appeals C Flexible MD Program Some students may elect to apply for the Flexible MD program This program is designed to promote independent enrichment for medical students on a path towards achievement of the MD degree In order to qualify for the Flexible MD program a student must propose to the Flexible MD Oversight Committee an academic project or experience that will serve as an addition to the standard curriculum that is designed to achieve personal educational goals and competencies as part of progress towards the MD degree The Flexible MD Program may take up to one year Students must have successfully completed all Year 1 and 2 courses and be in good academic standing to be eligible All proposals must be approved by the Flexible MD Oversight Committee Those students who are approved will be monitored by the COSSS D Successful Completion of the USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK and Step 2 CS Examinations Students are expected to successfully complete Years 1 and 2 curriculum and Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination USMLE within four years from the student s beginning date of enrollment and the Years 3 and 4 curriculum and USMLE Step 2 CK and CS within a three year period not to exceed seven years total from the beginning date of enrollment Students enrolled in dual degree programs such as the MD PhD program or others i e MD MPH MD JD MD MHI MD MS in Biomedical Engineering and MD MBA are granted additional time as long as they otherwise remain in good academic standing in the Medical School Students who fail to meet these expectations must appear before the COSSS to request permission to remain in the program Failure to receive permission constitutes evidence of failure to make satisfactory academic progress and will trigger a hearing for dismissal It is the policy of the Medical School as approved by the Executive Faculty that each student must pass Step 1 Step 2 CK and Step 2 CS of the United States Medical Licensure Examination USMLE before receiving the MD degree Passing standards are those established by the NBME Year 2 students on the Minneapolis campus and students who have transitioned from the Duluth campus who are taking the Step 1 Examination for the first or second time may enroll in the Year 3 curriculum pending notification of the results Under no circumstances will such a student be permitted more than 18 weeks of clinical work before receiving notification of passing USMLE Step 1 Students receiving a failing Step 1 score for the second time may not enroll in any additional clinical work Students accepted on transfer from all other medical schools must provide evidence of having passed Step I before commencing clinical work E Graduation Graduation from Medical School requires successful completion of all basic science coursework completion of the required clinical courses in Years 1 and 2 and the required number of clinical credits in Years 3 and 4 passing the institutional Milestone examinations and successfully passing Step 1 Step 2 CK and Step 2 CS of the United States Medical Licensure Examination III Referrals to COSSS Student issues brought to the attention of the COSSS may or may not require the individual student to meet directly with the Committee If an appearance is required a written notice will be sent by the Director of Student Support The Associate Dean for Students on the Duluth Campus is copied on the notice if the student matriculated in Duluth A Decelerated Programs Requests for a decelerated program during Years 1 and 2 on the Twin Cities Campus and extension of Years 3 and 4 beyond two years require approval of the COSSS Students must submit adequate reasons and or documentation in support of any request that will extend graduation beyond the traditional four years see II C for details on the Flexible MD Program A student desiring an extended clinical program must submit a Delayed Graduation Request Form available in Office for Medical Education or a letter stating the reason for the request and a description of the proposed extension to the COSSS at least two months prior to the requested effective date The COSSS also may recommend or require a student with academic difficulties or other problems to be placed on a decelerated program B Leaves of Absence Leaves of absence are granted to Year 1 and 2 students on the Twin Cities Campus and to Year 3 and 4 students at the sole discretion of the COSSS Students must submit adequate reasons and or documentation in support of a leave of absence request Reasons for leaves include but are not restricted to the pursuit of academic research and study academic difficulties and personal or health issues The approval process for the Flexible MD Program includes a request for delay of graduation A student desiring a leave of absence must submit a completed and signed Request for Leave of Absence form available in the Office for Medical Education or letter stating the purpose for the leave and its anticipated duration to the COSSS at least two months prior to the requested effective date The Committee may also require a student to take such a leave If a decision regarding a leave of absence needs to be made prior to the next COSSS meeting the Chair may act of behalf of the Committee This decision will be reviewed at the next COSSS meeting Leaves are granted for a specific period of time Two months prior to the end of that period of time the student must either request permission to return from the leave or file for an extension If the student fails to contact the Committee when the leave expires the COSSS will hold a hearing for dismissal C Academic Progress and Performance Reviews The COSSS will review the academic performance of each student to assure that he she is making satisfactory academic progress The COSSS will request this information from the Basic Science and Clinical Course Directors and or the Director of Student Support Students experiencing performance difficulties may be required to appear before the COSSS or its subcommittee for further review D Basic Science or Clinical Course Failures Students who have failed any basic science or clinical course must appear before the COSSS or its subcommittee who will report to the full committee If a student is granted permission to re take a course and fails the course again or fails any other clinical or basic science course a hearing for dismissal will be held E Non Satisfactory Academic Progress At the discretion of the COSSS a student who has not completed a basic science course or clinical rotation on schedule or who has failed to make satisfactory academic progress in completing the basic science or clinical curriculum as prescribed may be required to appear before the COSSS F USMLE Step 1 Step 2 CK or Step 2 CS Failures The Committee on Student Scholastic Standing has established the following policies with regard to the United States Medical Licensing Examinations 1 Students who fail to pass Step 1 after two attempts or either part of Step 2 Clinical Knowledge CK or Clinical Skills CS after one attempt must appear before the COSSS or meet with a Committee representative to obtain permission to retake the licensing examination The Committee may recommend or require remedial action before the student retakes the exam 2 Failure to pass Step 1 after three attempts or either part of Step 2 Clinical Knowledge CK or Clinical Skills CS after two attempts will result in a hearing for dismissal at which time the student s entire academic record will be considered G Behavioral Conduct Code or Professionalism Violations Any student who has violated any policy of the medical school may be required to appear before the COSSS At that time the student s entire academic record will be considered and the COSSS may impose sanctions make recommendations and or decide to hold a hearing for dismissal IV COSSS Decisions and Outcomes The COSSS is empowered by the Executive Faculty to make decisions which can affect alter modify or even halt a student s academic progress The COSSS may make its decisions with or without the student s consent or approval Students who wish to challenge or appeal decisions made by the COSSS may do so but only in accordance with the terms and guidelines found in Section IV Hearings and Appeals A Academic Difficulties Basic Science Clinical Science and USMLE Students who experience academic difficulty will be required to appear before the COSSS At its discretion the Committee will then determine whether the student shall be 1 Allowed to continue academic progress without interruption 2 Allowed to continue academic progress at a reduced academic load 3 Required to suspend academic progress in Medical School until specified conditions are met 4 Given the opportunity to take re examinations if available 5 Complete defined remedial coursework 6 Placed on academic probation or 7 Subject to a hearing for dismissal B Non Satisfactory Academic Progress The Committee may subject students who have failed to make satisfactory academic progress to a number of options including but not limited to 1 Allowing the student to complete the currently enrolled course 2 Granting a leave of absence or 3 Recommending a hearing for dismissal C Behavioral Conduct Code or Professionalism Violations The Committee may subject students who have violated the University of Minnesota Student Conduct Code pdf Medical Student Professionalism Code or the Statement of Intellectual Responsibility to a number of options including but not limited to 1 Allowing the student to continue academic progress without interruption 2 Requiring that certain conditions be met to resume academic progress 3 Imposing a leave of absence 4 Suspending academic progress in Medical School until specified conditions are met 5 Requiring additional or specially designed coursework 6 Requiring participation in programs outside of the Medical School or 7 Recommending a hearing for dismissal V Academic Standing and Satisfactory Academic Progress A Good Academic Standing Students are in good academic standing when they obtain a passing grade in each course in the curriculum complete other requirements including Milestone Examinations and make satisfactory academic progress toward degree completion In order to make satisfactory academic progress students must adhere to the established Medical School schedule for degree completion within four years of the beginning date of enrollment including satisfactory completion of the established curriculum in each successive term The COSSS may modify this schedule by giving a student permission for a leave of absence part time status or other modified programs such as the Flexible MD Even with modifications approved by the COSSS students will be expected to complete Years 1 and 2 curriculum and USMLE Step 1 within four years of the beginning date of enrollment and the Years 3 and 4 curriculum and USMLE Step 2 within a three year period not to exceed seven years total from the beginning date of enrollment with the exception of those enrolled in the MD PhD or other dual degree programs as noted above Students who fail to meet this expectation are not making satisfactory academic progress and must appear before the COSSS see III Referrals to COSSS B Academic Difficulties 1 At Risk Status An important function of the COSSS is to help the student attain satisfactory academic performance If a student has received a failing grade N or an incomplete grade I in any basic or clinical course or has failed the USMLE Step 1 or Step 2CK or Step 2 CS once the student is notified by letter from the Director of Student Support and placed on At Risk status The student may be required to meet with the COSSS Note that students placed on At Risk status are no longer in good academic standing Students on At Risk status who experience further academic difficulties may be placed on Academic Probation or be subject to a hearing for dismissal Students with a grade of N in a basic science or clinical course must appear before the COSSS to receive permission to take a re examination or to repeat the course Students who successfully pass the course through re examination or by repeating the course return to good academic standing Failure to pass the course on re examination or by repeating the course will result in the student being placed on Academic Probation see below 2 Academic Probation and will trigger a hearing for dismissal In certain cases the COSSS may determine the circumstances surrounding a course failure are of sufficient concern to justify placing the student on Academic Probation see below 2 Academic Probation Any student who has questions concerning overall academic progress in Medical School is encouraged to make an appointment to discuss the matter with the Director of Student Support Students may also be placed on At Risk status by the COSSS if in the Committee s judgment the student is not demonstrating progress on an approved decelerated schedule 2 Academic Probation Students with continuing and or more serious academic deficiencies including any of the following will be placed on Academic Probation a Students who fail a basic science or clinical course upon re examination or after re taking the course b Students with two failures on USMLE Step 1 c Students with one failure on USMLE Step 2 CK or Step 2 CS and d Any student who otherwise fails to make satisfactory academic progress toward degree completion e In addition any student who has previously failed a course irrespective of whether they had subsequently passed the course via re examination or retake will be immediately

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  • COSSS | Policies | Medical Education | University of Minnesota
    academic performance and related issues The role of the Committee is to monitor each student s progress through Medical School and to ensure that each student is qualified to receive the Doctor of Medicine degree For students enrolled at the Duluth campus this monitoring is accomplished by review of written reports from the SSC These policies and procedures will be applied taking into account the unique circumstances of each student s situation The policies of the Committee are developed to conform to broader University policies on academic performance and ethics II Graduation Requirements Graduation Requirements Includes information on Course Grades Re Examinations Repeating Courses Course Grade Changes Flex MD USMLE III Referrals to COSSS Referrals to COSSS Includes information on Decelerated Programs Leaves of Absence Academic Progress and Performance Reviews Basic Science or Clinical Course Failures Non Satisfactory Academic Progress USLME Step 1 Step 2 CK or Step 2 CS Failures Behavioral Conduct Code or Professionalism Violations IV COSSS Decisions and Outcomes COSSS Decisions and Outcomes Includes information on Academic Difficulties Basic Science Clinical Science and USMLE Non Satisfactory Academic Progress Behavioral Conduct Code or Professionalism Violations V Academic Standing and Satisfactory Academic Progress Academic Standing and Satisfactory Academic Progress

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  • Standards of Behavior | Policies | Medical Education | University of Minnesota
    occurrence either intentional or unintentional of such incidents results in a disruption of the spirit of learning and a breach in the integrity and trust between teacher and learner The diversity represented by the many participants in the learning process requires the University of Minnesota Medical School to identify expectations of faculty students residents and staff and a process through which concerns can be resolved The Education Council of the Medical School is charged with the responsibility for continuing review of the curriculum This responsibility is taken to mean a continuing review of the process by which teaching and learning take place In this regard the Council provides the ultimate oversight in relation to acceptable standards of behavior of those in the teaching and learning process Whereas the behavior between faculty graduate teaching assistants residents and medical students should at all times be governed by collegiality and respect for individual rights be carried out through exemplary interpersonal behavior and above all be characterized by adherence to principles which facilitate learning the Education Council endorses the following procedures principles Educational activities shall be organized to promote student learning in a humane manner which will foster professional growth Physicians residents and medical students shall display mutual respect for colleagues as professionals and individuals and avoid disparaging comments about specialties and other medical centers and institutions that might demean a student s interests and be disruptive to important physician physician relationships Methods of evaluation shall reflect course goals and objectives and be accompanied by timely feedback on performance Performance shall be reported to students in a timely manner In all cases students concerned about behavior of faculty and other teachers which they believe is not in accordance with acceptable institutional standards shall be encouraged to discuss or submit their concerns to the course

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