Attendance & Grading Policy

Class attendance is required.

Because MedPrep II is pass/fail and there is no homework or exams, class attendance is required. Starting in the Fall 2018 semester, the attendance policy for the class portion of MedPrep II will be as follows:

  • All students will be permitted to miss a total of 2 classes during the semester, for any reason.
  • Students do NOT need to ask for permission to miss class. They will simply be marked absent when attendance is taken and the absence will be recorded. 
  • A third absence will result in a grade of "Incomplete" in the course and the student will be required to make up a class session in a future semester before a passing grade will be placed on the transcript.
  • Because the class sessions in MedPrep II are mostly discussion/debriefing sessions, students may choose any class in a future semester in order to make up the missed class. 
  • Every additional absence more than the allowed 2 absences will also need to be made up in a future semester before a passing grade will be assigned. So, for example, if a student misses 4 classes, they will need to make up 2 classes in a future semester. 
  • Attendance will be taken using the Participatr system which utilizes an alternating 4-digit code that students will enter through the main webpage or via text. Any attempt to pass along the code to a fellow student who is not present in class or to falsely record one’s attendance (e.g. signing in and leaving) will result in a failure in the course and referral for an institutional action for the involved students. 

Given that only 2 absences from class are permitted in this course, students are strongly encouraged to save these in case of illness or emergency. While perfect attendance in a required-attendance course is the ideal, we understand that things happen. For this reason, we ask that students save these two absences for serious circumstances as a third excused absence will not be given.

Shadowing Sessions
Students must complete one shadowing session every other week but may shadow as often as once/week, space permitting.