PCHCS Student Handbook 2024-2025

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS)—Department of Health Science 2024–2025 179 Students must complete all general (abdominal—extended and OB-GYN) and vascular competencies and clinical hours within three semesters, including a minimum of one full semester at a dedicated vascular site to fulfill graduation requirements. Academic progression during clinical externships is based upon records indicating the number and type of procedures performed by the student, the examination findings, the extent of student supervision, and the level of student involvement in scanning/performance. Records must be maintained and must document that the student meets the minimum number of procedures and types of procedures established by the program. Students and clinical coordinators ensure that all required clinical competencies are assessed by vetted clinical instructors holding the appropriate credentials to the assessed clinical competencies. Students who do not achieve the required clinical competencies or the minimum number of hours, procedures, and types of procedures as established by the program, will not be able to graduate from the program. Retake/Repeat/Remediation • If a student fails a core sonography course, a cumulative remediation of written and/or practical examination will be administered. Grades on the transcript will be qualified to indicate a repeated course or a remediation examination. • A final course grade of less than C in any given core sonography course will constitute a course failure (this includes a grade achieved through a remediation examination). The grade from a remediation examination can be no lower than a C. Students who fail a core sonography course and the remediation examination will be sent to the CSP and may be dismissed. • While matriculating through the B.S.—MS program, each student is permitted to remediate two core courses. A student will be allowed to sit for only one remediation examination per course. A student must successfully remediate the first failed course to have the opportunity to use the second remediation if needed. • Students in the B.S.—MS program also take courses online. These online courses do not offer remediation. A failure in one of the online courses means the course will need to be repeated at additional cost to the student and may delay graduation from the program. A student with one or more online course failures will be referred to the CSP and may be dismissed from the program. • A student who is dismissed on the basis of inadequate academic performance who wishes to reenroll in the program will be required to reapply to the program to be considered for admission. The application will be treated in the same manner as a first-time applicant, under the admissions standards applicable to the next entering class. Any student who is readmitted to the program will be considered a first-time applicant for the purposes of coursework and must repeat all required coursework, including any courses completed previously, and will incur all course charges and expenses accordingly. • Clinical externship courses cannot be remediated. If course requirements for that semester of clinical externship are not met by the end of the term, the externship may be extended as appropriate until satisfied, as determined by the program director. If upon completion of the extension period, the clinical requirements have still not been satisfied, the student will receive a failing grade for that course, will be referred to the CSP, and may be dismissed from the program.