Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physician Assistant 2018–2019 205 Students in the clinical phase of the curriculum will be required to wear lab coats (short, intern style) with prescribed patches and embroidery while attending all clinical-year rotations and activities, including end-of- rotation activities on campus. Initial purchase and subsequent replacement of any uniform items and lab coats are the responsibility of the student. Jewelry, Body Piercing, and Tattoos Only appropriate jewelry for professional business attire is permitted. Visible body jewelry, such as rings for the nose, eyebrow, lip, chin, or tongue, is NOT permitted. Tattoos must be covered by clothing. Academic Promotions and Progression The progress of each student through the curriculum requires continual, satisfactory academic performance. No student may advance to the clinical year of study without satisfactorily completing all of the didactic year’s courses. In addition, no student may complete the clinical-year curriculum and graduate without satisfactorily completing all of the required clinical-year courses. Any student failing a course or failing to exhibit satisfactory professional behavior will be referred to the Committee on Student Progress. (See the Committee on Student Progress in the college section of this handbook.) 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 3.75 3.50 3.0 2.75 2.50 2.0 0.0 Percent 94–100 90–93 87–89 83–86 80–82 77–79 75–76 0–74 Any student failing a course or failing to exhibit satisfactory professional behavior will be referred to the Committee on Student Progress (CSP). (See CSP in the college section of this handbook and Jacksonville CSP policies included in the Jacksonville PA Student Handbook .) 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 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.