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Pass with Distinction

Beginning with the class of 2007, an honors designation will be determined by averaging all grades in the first two years of medical school. The top 20% will be selected for honors recognition. This designation will be noted on their transcripts and in the MSPE (Dean's letter). The current policy is that honors are to be calculated by the top 20% rank in all courses at the end of 2 years. All courses use the same 0 - 100 grading system. The unweighted rankings are combined to give a class rank for the purpose of determining honors.
(reference: http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/med-curriculum/minutes/021005.cfm)

This honors designation will be eliminated from the pass/fail grading system effective with the Class of 2011 (approved by the Curriculum Committee March 9, 2006).

Distinction in Research

Distinction in Research is awarded at the time of graduation for those students meeting the criteria established by the Associate Dean for Research.



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