UNC Policy SHELF Examinations

Article 6.07(3) from the official School of Medicine Policies and Procedures states:


"A student who completes all course requirements but fails the NBME exam at the end of a clerkship automatically earns a grade of Incomplete. After the NBME exam is retaken and passed, the grade will be changed to a Pass. Regardless of the NBME grade at the second exam, the final grade remains a Pass. Pass grades, secondary to failure of NBME exam, must be explained in the Summary Comments in the MSPE. The final calculated grade will not be altered by the retake of the NBME or the new score. Numerically the final grade will be what it was prior to the retaking of the exam. If a student fails the exam a second time, student’s final grade will need to be discussed by the course committee based on the student’s overall performance. Retaking of the course may be warranted. "

Approved by the Education Committee, June 30, 2013