Institutional Policy: DO-15

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program
Promotion Requirement – Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)
June 21, 2023

DO 15-1. Authority

W. Va. Code § 18B-1-6

DO 15-2. Policy


The Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education will appoint a Clinical Director for each Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) who shall be responsible for oversight of the OSCE and assignment of final OSCE grades.


In order to advance from Year 2 to Year 3, or from Year 3 to Year 4, each WVSOM student must pass an OSCE.  If a student is unsuccessful in passing the OSCE on the first attempt the Clinical Director for that OSCE will determine and oversee a targeted reeducation plan.


After targeted re-education to address deficiencies, a second OSCE will be administered.  A second unsuccessful attempt will result in a grade of "F" and an immediate determination of Academically-at-Risk Category 2 as outlined in Policy DO-08.  The Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Dean will then submit the student’s record to the Student Promotions Committee.  The Student Promotions Committee may recommend to the appropriate Associate Dean at that time, that the student be required to complete specific learning activities, to repeat the preceding year, be dismissed, or other disposition appropriate to the case.