Ability to speak and write grammatically correct English is imperative. This is essential to ensure academic progress and to enable the student to communicate clearly with patients and other health care professionals. Remediation is mandatory if communication deficiencies are identified and later confirmed by an assessment conducted by Creighton University Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) faculty. Individual student remediation programs will be developed by the Assistant/Associate Dean for Academic Affairs as recommended by the IELI.
Any student who completes a mandatory English language remediation program will undergo a follow-up assessment through the Intensive English Language Institute to determine if deficiencies still exist. Those students identified by this process as deficient in oral and/or written English communication skills must continue remediation through Intensive English Language Institute, or agencies to which they are referred by Intensive English Language Institute. In addition, non-native English speaking students identified by Intensive English Language Institute as deficient in oral communication skills must score a minimum of 80 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®IBT) or they will not be allowed to register for clinical rotations.