The Student Handbook

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I. Learning Objectives

Learning objectives for the MD Program

 II. Evaluations, grades and promotions

  • II-1. Internal evaluations  
  • II-2. External evaluations including USMLE policies  
  • II-3. Examinations  
  • II-4. Exam comment books  
  • II-5. Policies regarding failed courses and clerkships  
  • II-6. Evaluation in clinical clerkships  
  • II-7. Health Care Provider's Involvement in Student Assessment
  • II-8. AAMC transcript guidelines  
  • II-9. The Medical Student Promotions Committee  
  • II-10. Policies on tutoring  
  • II-11. Medical Student Mistreatment
  • II-12. Grades and Academic Disputes
  • II-13. FERPA and access to academic files  

 III. Absences

  • III-1. Attendance expectations and absences
  • III-2. Requesting time off from courses and clerkships
  • III-3. Severe Weather Policy
  • III-4. Policy Statement Supporting Breastfeeding Students

 IV. Enrollment

  • IV-1. Extended academic schedules  
  • IV-2. Satisfactory academic progress
  • IV-3. Maximum time for degree completion
  • IV-4. Enrollment and Tuition
  • IV-5. Leaves of absence  
  • IV-6. Maternity / Paternity Leaves of Absence
  • IV-7. Dropping and adding clinical clerkships  
  • IV-8. Specialty-Specific Faculty Advising
  • IV-9. Diversity
  • IV-10. Distinction Tracks
  • IV-11. Academic Probation
  • IV-12. Good Standing
  • IV-13. Withdrawal from the College  
  • IV-14. Reinstatement to the College  

 V. Health policies

  • V-1. Mental Health and Wellness
  • V-2. Health insurance  
  • V-3. Immunization requirements  
  • V-4. Blood Borne Pathogen Exposures
  • V-5. Guidance on Communicable Illness
  • V-6. Respirator Fitting: Airborne Infection Prevention  
  • V-7. Substance use  
  • V-8. Policies for students with disabilities  
  • V-9. Personal counseling  

 VI. Professional and ethical behavior policies

  • VI-1. Ethical principles  
  • VI-2. Professional conduct  
  • VI-3. Honor Code  
  • VI-4. Confidentiality  
  • VI-5. Dress code  
  • VI-6. Course and lecture evaluations  
  • VI-7. Attention to administrative details  
  • VI-8. Collegiate computer misuse  

 VII. Miscellaneous Policies

  • VII-1. Collegiate policy on medical student duty hours  
  • VII-2. Parking  
  • VII-3. Smoking  
  • VII-4. General policy regarding on-call rooms 
  • VII-5. Policies for CCOM student organizations
  • VII-6. Scheduling a club or organization event  
  • VII-7. Study space guidelines  
  • VII-8. Cash handling policy  
  • VII-9. Student involvement on CCOM Committees and Councils
  • VII-10. Clinical supervision policy 

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