M2

Promotions Policy

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M2

Promotions Policy

General Policies

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Presented in the following pages are the academic policies, procedures, and requirements for second year (M-2) students to maintain progress and be eligible for promotion to the third year of medical school. These polices and procedures complement the UIC College of Medicine Student Academic Promotion Guidelines.

Application of Academic Policies

Each student's entire academic record will be reviewed regularly by the Student Progress and Promotions Committee (SPPC). The SPPC will make preliminary recommendations regarding the student's progress and promotion and forward them to the College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign Executive Committee. In turn, after reviewing these preliminary recommendations and acting on them, the Executive Committee will forward them to the College Committee on Student Promotions for final action. Although students will be considered individually on the basis of the merits of their circumstances, policies will be applied strictly. Departure from policies will be based only on documented compelling extenuating circumstances. Students who experience compelling extenuating circumstances that adversely affect their ability to study and focus on their medical education are advised to discuss them with and seek guidance from the COMUC student affairs officers before they lead to academic failures.

Appeals

Students anticipating adverse recommendations may supply written petitions and documentation to the Student Progress and Promotions Committee (SPPC). Students may not appear in person at the SPPC. As described above, recommendations from the SPPC are forwarded to the College of Medicine at Urbana Executive Committee. Adverse recommendations from the SPPC may be appealed in writing and/or in person to the COM Urbana Executive Committee.

All adverse actions of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign Executive Committee that affect a student's progress may be appealed to the College Committee on Student Promotions. If the College Committee on Student Promotions recommends the student to be dropped, the appeal may be written and/or in person. Information about appeals is available from the COM-UC Office of Student Affairs.

A student may request an advisor to accompany him or her to the committee. Only a UIUC or UICOM faculty advisor may speak to the committee on the student’s behalf. If the student plans to bring an attorney, he or she must notify the Office of Student Affairs/Medical Scholars Program at least one week in advance.

Definition of Terms

Repeat Year: A repeat year permits students to participate for a second time in an academic year; the student’s previous participation in that year counts as the first opportunity. Students may be granted a repeat year of the curriculum if the requirements for promotion to the next year have not been fulfilled and if approval has been given by the appropriate committees. Students are allowed only one repeat year during their undergraduate medical education.

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