PURPOSE
To outline the consequences of delayed submission of required clerkship assignments.

AUDIENCE
All medical students in the clerkship phase of the curriculum

LCME STANDARD
Not applicable

POLICY

  1. As part of their professional responsibilities, students are expected to be prepared for all learning activities and submit clerkship assignments in a timely manner.
  2. The names and types of required assignments for each clerkship will be posted in advance of the start of the clerkship in the clerkship course page and the due dates made known to students.
  3. Non-submission of any assignment within 2 weeks of the due date, without the approval of the Clerkship Director(s) or extenuating circumstances, or repeated delayed submissions, will result in a “Y” mark and will be recorded in the narrative comment section of the clerkship grade report.
  4. Students may also be referred to their Academic Coach and the Associate Dean for Students, at the discretion of the Clerkship Director(s) .

DEFINITIONS
“Y” mark – provisional, work of non-passing quality

PROCEDURE

  1. Students who are unable to meet the due date for submission of an assignment are required to get approval from the Course Director(s) for a delayed submission.
  2. In the context of extenuating circumstances, such as a medical/personal emergency, that has prevented a student from timely submission of an assignment, students must inform the Course Director as soon as possible. Clerkship Director(s) may require documentation to support the extenuating nature of the circumstances
  3. In the event of a delayed submission of an assignment, failure of students to do either (A) or (B) will lead to consequences as outlined in the policy.

RESPONSIBILITY
Clerkship Directors

REFERENCES
UC Davis School of Medicine Bylaws and Regulations, Regulation 60: Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Medicine

RELATED POLICY/POLICIES
Clerkship Attendance, Participation and Absence Policy
Code of Academic and Social Conduct
Grades and Grading Policy
Grade Appeal Policy
MSPE Policy
Professionalism Policy
Coursework and Professionalism Remediation Policy

POLICY OWNER
Committee on Educational Policy

REVIEWED and APPROVED BY
Committee on Educational Policy*
Clerkship Directors Workgroup
Curriculum Steering Subcommittee
Professionalism Improvement Committee

REVIEWED DATE and REVIEW CYCLE
March 2023; annual review cycle