Medical students may appeal a final grade or evaluation based on concerns about discrimination or the process used to assign the grade. The process is as follows:
1. The student submits his/her written concern(s) about a final grade or evaluation and arranges a meeting to discuss the concern(s) with the respective course/clerkship director within one month of the posting of that grade.
If the student is not satisfied with the outcome:
2. The student may submit their written explanation of the grievance to the Grade Grievance Committee consisting of the Chair of the Course/Clerkship Committee, or designee if it involves his/her course/clerkship, and three faculty familiar with the medical education program who are not involved in the same course/clerkship as the grievance, or are members of the ASC. A 4th year medical student from the ASC will serve as a non-voting member on the Grade Grievance Committee. The faculty members of the Grade Grievance Committee are appointed by the Associate Dean of Medical Education.
3. After review, the Grade Grievance Committee will submit a recommendation to the Associate Dean for Medical Education and the Chair of the Academic Status Committee who will review the report and provide the response to the student.
4. The decision of the Associate Dean for Medical Education and the Chair of the Academic Status Committee is final.
Grade grievances must follow UF policy. Additional information can be located, UF Petition Policy.
The UF Office of the Ombudsman is another resource for students with a university related problem and/or concern.