UUSOM Student Handbook 2013-2014

Table of Contents

General Information


Our Mission 

Medical Student Code of Ethics

Medical School Tuition and Fees

Medical School Courses and Clerkships

The Dean’s Office


Curriculum and Medical Education

Inclusion and Outreach

Office of Professionalism, Evaluation, and Learning

Learning Resource Center

Student Affairs


Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Organization

School of Medicine Dual Degree Programs

MD/PhD Program

MD/MPH and MD/MSPH Programs 

Curriculum Structure 

Educational Phases 

Phase 1 

Phase 2 

Phase 3 

Phase 4 

Grading System 

Phase 1 and Phase 2 

Phase 3 and Phase 4 

Appealing a Grade/Score – Phase 1 and Phase 2 

Appealing an Evaluation - Phase 3 and Phase 4 

Unit, Course and Clerkship Evaluations 

Quantitative Evaluation 

Qualitative Evaluation 

Student Attendance and Expectations 

Classroom Hours 

Medical Student Duty Hours on Clinical Clerkships 

Cancellation of Classes 

Quiz and Examination Protocol 

Items not Allowed in the Examination Room

Quiz and Examination Review 

Missed Class, Examination, or Learning Activity 

Unexcused Absence 

Grace Days 

Professional Development Days 

Policies and Procedures 

Standards of Conduct 

Dissemination of the Standards of Conduct 

Qualifications for Medical School Admission, Continuation and Graduation 

Technical Standards 

Family Medicine Clerkship Technical Standards 

Internal Medicine Clerkship Technical Standards 

Neurology Clerkship Technical Standards 

Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship Technical Standards 

Pediatrics Clerkship Technical Standards 

Psychiatry Clerkship Technical Standards 

General Surgery Clerkship Technical Standards 

Promotion and Graduation Requirements 

USMLE Exam Requirements 

Academic Credits 

Request to Postpone a Phase 3 Core Clerkship into the Fourth Year

Leave of Absence

Academic Misconduct / Behavioral Misconduct

Guidelines for Use of Social Media 

Academic Performance Standards 

Promotions Committee Academic Actions 

Automatic Actions 

Academic Due Process 

Student Rights Regarding Academic Actions 

Appeal of Academic Actions 

Procedures to Address Mistreatment or an Infraction of the Standards of Conduct 

Information Resources Policy 

Drug-Free Environment 

Drug Testing 

Educational Records and Privacy Rights 

Infectious, Environmental and Bloodborne Pathogen Exposures Control Policy 

HIPAA / Bloodborne Pathogen / OSHA / Compliance Training 

Student Group Fund-Raising Policy 

School of Medicine Industry Relations Policy 


College Council 

Executive Committee 

Appointment, Retention, Promotions, and Tenure Committee 

Graduate Medical Education Committee 

Curriculum Committee 

Promotions Committee 

School of Medicine Academic Appeals Committee 

Safety Commitee

Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) 

Student Life 

Campus Alert System 

Student Safety 

Guidelines for Professional Dress 

Student Identification Badge 


Student Government 

Student Interest Groups 

Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) Honor Medical Society 

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library 

Learning Resource Center and Resource Library 

Student Study Space

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action 

Disability Services 

Financial Aid 

Income Accounting and Student Loan Services 

University Registrar 

University Courses 

University Housing 

Campus Recreation 


Utah Transit Authority (UTA) Pass 

Health Insurance 

Disability Insurance 

Student Travel Funds