Grading and Honors

All Phase I courses are graded Pass/Fail. The Phase II core clinical clerkships (Medicine, Primary Care, Ob/Gyn, Pediatrics, Neurology, Psychiatry, Surgery) are graded Honors/High Pass/Pass/Low Pass/Fail. The two-week mini-clerkships (Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, Radiology) and the 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, while all other courses and electives, are graded Pass/Fail.

Students are required to pass the ICM summative OSCE, Clinical Performance Exam, USMLE Step 1, and USMLE Step 2 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. Also 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. "