Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Anesthesia 2018–2019 121 Department of Anesthesia Master of Science in Anesthesia Fort Lauderdale and Tampa Grading Policies and Procedures Grading for academic and clinical-year AA students is based on the following alpha scale: Alpha Grade A A- B+ B B- C+ C F Scale 4.0 3.7 3.3 3.0 2.7 2.3 2.0 0.0 Percent 94–100 90–93 87–89 83–86 80–82 77–79 75–76 0–74 In addition to alpha grading, the anesthesiologist assistant course of study may use transcript notations outlined in the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences section of this handbook. A minimum grade of a C is required in all anesthesia specialization courses and all M.H.Sc. and College of Medical Sciences courses. Advanced Placement and Transfer of Credits Because of its highly integrated and compact curriculum, the anesthesiologist assistant (AA) programs require matriculants to complete the entire curriculum at the specified campus. No advanced placement, transfer of credit, or credit for experiential learning will be granted. Academic Promotions and Progression The progress of each student through the curriculum requires continuous satisfactory academic and professional performance. The Master of Science in Anesthesia is a lock-step program. The sequence of the courses has been thoughtfully determined. Progression from one term to the next is, for Master of Science in Anesthesia core courses, based on the successful completion of the courses offered in prior terms. In order to complete the Master of Science in Anesthesia program in the normally scheduled 27 months, students must successfully complete the courses in the time and sequence that they are offered.