Last updated on August 25th, 2021

Promotion to Basic Sciences

For promotion from the Pre-Clinical Program Year 3 into the first year of Basic Sciences, satisfactory academic progress is determined by each student’s cumulative GPA for courses completed in Term 5 and 6 only.

As it relates to coursework completed in Year 3 of the preclinical program of the MD Program (i.e., Year 3 Term 1 and Year 3 Term 2, respectively), the minimum GPA and professional standards for promotion into the Basic Sciences must be met at the conclusion of each term.

  1. For purposes of determining promotion, retention, and recognition of academic distinction, for all students enrolled in the Year 3 of the preclinical program the Year 3 GPA constitutes the cumulative GPA for all courses included in Year 3: Term 1 and Year 3: Term 2.
  2. Students who are dually enrolled in the B.Sc. in Medical Sciences/MD Combined Degree Program retain a cumulative GPA for the purposes of degree completion, graduation and academic distinction, which is determined at the conclusion of the B.Sc.
  3. Students enrolled in the final year of the preclinical program are promoted, retained, and dismissed based on their performances in Year 3.

a. Students must obtain a total GPA of 3.20 or better in all Year 3 coursework.

b. Students must obtain a minimum science GPA of 2.75 in all Year 3 coursework and a science WMPG of 80%

c. Students must pass the Preclinical Science Comprehensive Examination (PCSCE).

d. Students must meet the School of Medicine standards for admission and professional conduct.

Program Science WMPG Cumulative GPA Other
Preclinical Sciences – Year 3 Term 2 80% Science GPA: 2.75

Cumulative GPA: 3.2

Pass PCSCE (≥70)

Written and MCQs

Meet SOM standards for admission and professional conduct

EMP – Year 3, final term 80% Science GPA: 2.75

Cumulative GPA: 3.2

Pass PCSCE (≥70)

Written and MCQs

Post-Baccalaureate 80% Science GPA: 2.75%

Cumulative GPA: 3.2

Pass PBSCE 1 (Term 1) and 2 (Term 2) with ≥75%