CHCS Student Handbook 2018-2019

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physician Assistant 2018–2019 201 • dismissal from the program • other appropriate actions The decision of the program director/department chair is conveyed to the student in writing during a face-to- face meeting. A copy of the decision letter is placed in the student’s file. The student may appeal the decision as outlined in the college section of the handbook entitled Student Appeals. Grading Policies and Procedures Grading for academic and clinical-year PA students is based on an alpha scale as shown. 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 During the clinical year, the clinical rotation grade is composed of various components. Students must pass each component in order to pass the clinical rotation. Students receiving failing grades in clinical courses will be referred to the Committee on Student Progress (CSP) for disposition. Additional tuition will be charged for repeated courses. A student who is dismissed on the basis of inadequate academic performance may reapply to the program at a later time. The application will be treated in the same manner as a first-time applicant. Any student who is readmitted to the program will be considered a first-time student for the purposes of coursework and must repeat all required coursework, including courses completed previously. Incomplete Coursework The course director will determine the method by which an incomplete grade will be converted to an earned grade. When a student fails to complete all the requirements of a course or clinical rotation, the student shall receive a grade of I (incomplete). A change from an incomplete to an earned grade must occur within 90 days of having received the incomplete grade or the student’s grade will be converted to an F . Clinical Rotations The clinical year of the program is devoted to hands-on training in clinical rotations. The clinical year consists of nine required rotations: six core rotations, one selective rotation, and two elective rotations. All core rotations must be completed in the state of Florida, primarily within 80–100 miles from NSU’s Fort Myers Campus. Each student should expect to complete at least one clinical rotation in a rural