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  • THE TRANSCRIPTION OF GRADES: REFERENDUM RESULTS E. Brecher, A. Brown , K. Emms, K. Lee, K. VanDewark, H. Yan University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
  • USING THE PITCHBOOK TEMPLATE
    • Purpose and Overview
    • Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto is engaged in a review of the current MD program.
    • A change would involve replacing the current form of transcription, Honours/Pass/Fail, with Credit/No Credit.
    • To gauge the support of the student body for change a referendum sponsored by the Faculty and the Medical Society was held the week of November 3rd to 7th.
    • All four years of the MD program and members of the MD/PhD program took part in the referendum.
    • Outcome
    • The response from students was extraordinary with 84% of the entire student body participating in the referendum.
    • Of these respondents, 77% were in favour of a change to Credit/No Credit
    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Our Recommendation: There is sufficient imperative at this time to prompt a change in grade transcription. Students have demonstrated a clear and uniform desire for a change.
  • USING THE PITCHBOOK TEMPLATE
    • The Official Online Ballot
    • Are you in favour of replacing the current form of grade transcription (Honours, Pass, Fail) with Credit/No credit for all four years of your medical education?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I am not adequately informed to make a choice
    • Thresholds
    • Minimum class response rate: 80% for years I ⅈ 60% for year III &IV
    • “ Well informed” ballots: If > 20% of any class do not feel adequately informed the referendum will be postponed
    • “ Voted Yes” threshold: minimum 50% of each class population; 75% of overall student body
    THE PROCESS
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    • Thresholds continued…
    • Are you in favour of replacing the current form of grade transcription (Honours, Pass, Fail) with Credit/No credit for all four years of your medical education?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I am not adequately informed to make a choice
    • First Year Class (1T2)
    • All faculty set thresholds surpassed during the referendum.
    THE NUMBERS
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    • Yes
    • No
    • I am not adequately informed to make a choice
    • Second Year Class (1T1)
    • Third Year Class (1T0)
    THE NUMBERS
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    • Yes
    • No
    • I am not adequately informed to make a choice
    • Fourth Year Class (0T9)
    • MD/PhD
    THE NUMBERS
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    • Yes
    • No
    • I am not adequately informed to make a choice
    • All Medical Students at the University of Toronto
    THE NUMBERS
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    • Response rate
    • Provided MedSoc a clear mandate to advocate for a change in the transcription of grades.
    • 580 of you were in favour of a change in transcription, while 166 were against the change.
    • Most importantly 756 (84%) students participated in the referendum.
    • Be proud of yourselves and your colleagues.
    • Long term ramifications
    • Testament to your determination as students to play an active role your curriculum.
    • Shown the Faculty that you care about your education.
    • This referendum will usher in a new era of collaboration between the Faculty and student leaders, from members of the General Assembly to course/theme reps.
    • In 2006, there was “insufficient imperative at this time to prompt a change in grading policy” – as noted by the HPF Task Force Report.
      • However, in this referendum students have demonstrated a clear and uniform desire for a change.
    DEMOCRATIZATION OF YOUR EDUCATION “ Our predecessors have commented that we are a generation that expects more of our education.”
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    • First step from here…
    • VP’s of Education will present results to the agenda committee of the FCC.
    • Should get the results added to the agenda of the next faculty curriculum committee meeting.
    • There results and the next steps will be discussed.
    • FAQs
    • Earliest affect will be Fall 2009
    • If change occurs marks will not be changed retroactively.
    • Faculty is cooperative in this initiative. Those involved in the referendum are optimistic about future outcomes.
    THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE “ I believe this referendum will usher in a new era of collaboration between the Faculty and student leaders” If you have questions or comments it will be my pleasure to take them at this time.