Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS)—Department of Anesthesia 2023–2024 136 Department of Anesthesia Master of Science (M.S.) in Anesthesia— Fort Lauderdale, Tampa Bay, Jacksonville, and Denver Grading Policies and Procedures Grading for academic and clinical-year anesthesiologist assistant (AA) students is based on the following alpha scale: Alpha Grade A AB+ B BC+ 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 PCHCS section of this handbook. A minimum grade of a C is required in all anesthesia specialization courses and all M.H.Sc. and Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine courses. Policy on Returning Examinations Exams are designed to be both a means of evaluation and a learning experience. The program will determine how students will receive feedback in a timely manner for each exam. To maintain the integrity of summative examinations, all examination reviews will be conducted in a secure environment. Students are not permitted to duplicate, receive, or distribute examination questions or answers. Violations of this policy are considered a breach of the Code of Student Conduct and Academic Responsibility, and the student will be referred to the Committee on Student Progress. Advanced Placement and Transfer of Credits Because of its highly integrated and compact curriculum, the 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.