Current Editors: Keith Wagner and Michael Ryan

Past Editors: Tim Allen, Kristyna Gleghorn, Dung Mac, Alex Acosta, William Tausend, Sheila Jalalat, Rebecca Philips, Chelsea Altinger, Lindsey Hunter, Alison Wiesenthal, Leslie Scroggins, Mara Dacso, Ashley Group, Fadi Constantine, Emily Fridlington, Joslyn Witherspoon, Tasneem Poonawalla.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

UTMB School of Medicine Adopts New Pass/PC/Fail System for MS1s and MS2s

UTMB has always been a progressive leader in medical education in Texas and the rest of the world. It may not surprise readers of this blog that last month our School of Medicine Curriculum Committee unanimously adopted a new Pass/PC/Fail system for the first two years of medical school at UTMB starting with the incoming MS1 class this summer (The Informant: A newsletter for students from the Educational Affairs Office--School of Medicine, April 2015, Volume 3, Issue 1). By making this grading policy change for the first two years of medical school, UTMB is joining a growing national movement in medical education, since nationally about 52% of US medical schools use this type of grading system sometime during the first two years of medical school. Other changes for the first two years of our medical school will now include the use of standardized NBME exams. No grading system change is currently planned for UTMB MS3s and MS4s who currently use an Honors/High Pass/Pass grading system except for electives and Selectives, that are strictly graded Pass/Fail.