PCHCS Student Handbook 2024-2025

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS)—Department of Anesthesia 2024–2025 138 Department of Anesthesia Master of Science (M.S.) in Anesthesia— Fort Lauderdale, Tampa Bay, Jacksonville, Denver, and Orlando 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, examination reviews—when conducted—will take place in a secure environment. These reviews will focus on addressing content areas severely or disproportionally skewed among the cohort, as designated by the course director, and will be referred to as highly missed questions. The actual examination questions will not be reviewed; instead, the subject matter within the cohort will be addressed at a time specified by the course director. During this process, note-taking, electronic media usage, recording devices, or any other such devices are strictly prohibited and will be considered a violation of the policy. 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.