Policies regarding promotion in the Years 1 and 2 blocks are defined in the policy: Years One and Two Promotion Criteria. Students whose performance in all Year 1 and Year 2 blocks has been consistently satisfactory and who have passed Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) will be eligible for progression into the third year. Such progression may be influenced by a history of marginal performance or evaluator concerns. Promotion into the clinical years is a significant event for both medical students and faculty, and marks the successful completion of several important academic milestones, including a passing score on USMLE Step 1. However, students with performance difficulties in the first two years of the curriculum will be monitored closely upon entry into the clinical curriculum. Marginal performance or notations of evaluator concern in the first two years will result in an early review by both the Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs and the SPCC.