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Grading and Honors

The Biomedical Building Blocks, Integrated Pathophysiology, and Medicine in Contemporary Society courses in Phase I are graded Honors, Pass, Fail, while the Transition to Medical and Dental School, Introduction to Clinical Medicine, and TiME courses are graded Pass, Fail. All Phase II core clinical clerkships are graded Honors, High Pass, Pass, Low Pass, Fail. The two-week mini-clerkships (Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, Radiology) and Transition to Clinical Care course are graded Pass, Fail. In Phase III, sub-internships and four-week clinical electives are graded Honors, High Pass, Pass, Low Pass, Fail. All other courses, as well as all away electives, are graded Pass, Fail.

Passing scores on the USMLE Step 1, Step 2CS, Step 2CK, and all end of year OSCEs are required for promotion and graduation.

Each year, the Renaissance School of Medicine chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), the national honor medical society, elects outstanding medical students, graduates, faculty, and honorary members to its ranks.

In 2004, the Renaissance School of Medicine became a charter member of the Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society, which seeks to elevate the values of humanism and professionalism within the medical profession. Each year, senior medical students, residents, role-model physician teachers, and other exemplars are elected to the Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society in recognition for their "demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion, and dedication to service."