Foundations Phase Remediation for Blocks and Threads Policy

Policy Statement
Foundations Phase Block fails and Thread failure to achieve competency in Term 1 and/or Term 2 will be remediated in summer quarter between first and second year. Students will register for an Independent Study remediation course for each fail and complete all coursework by the end of summer quarter. Foundations Phase Block fails and Thread failure to achieve competency in Term 3 will be remediated in winter quarter of second year. Students will register for an Independent Study remediation course for each fail and complete all coursework by the end of winter quarter.

Students with extenuating circumstances can discuss changing the remediation timeline with the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. The Associate Dean for Student Affairs can recommend changes to the remediation timeline to the Assistant Dean for Basic Science, who may grant the request if logistically feasible.

Procedures
If approved for remediation by the Student Progress Committee, student must follow the timeline detailed in this policy. Foundations Phase Block fails and/or Thread failure to achieve competency will be indicated in Canvas, and the student will be alerted by the Block/Thread Director.

Definitions
Remediation: The act of rectifying a Foundations Phase Block fail or Thread failure to achieve competency. There are no thread grades; students either achieve competency of a Thread over a Term (multiple blocks) or they do not. If students do not achieve competency of a Thread during a Term, then they will be required to remediate that Thread.
Term 1: All blocks that occur during Summer and Fall quarter of year 1.
Term 2: All blocks that occur during Winter and Spring quarters of year 1.
Term 3: All blocks that occur during Fall quarter of year 2.

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Effective: Current
Last updated: February 6, 2024
Policy Contact: UW School of Medicine, Curriculum Office, somgov@uw.edu; Education Quality Improvement Office, eqi@uw.edu