GWU medical school professor resigns; students say she didn’t teach class, gave everyone As
WASHINGTON — A George Washington University medical school
professor has resigned after students complained that she never taught a required class and assigned all her students an “A’’ grade.
Venetia Orcutt resigned last month an assistant professor in George Washington’s department of physician assistant studies. She also served as chair of the department.
At least three students wrote letters to GW’s provost this fall complaining that Orcutt did not teach two out of three semesters of a course on evidence-based medicine during the 2009-2010 school year. In the letters, obtained by The Associated Press, the students claim they were never told why the classes weren’t taught and that they were all given “A’’ grades.
The university says in a statement that it’s investigating the allegations that led to Orcutt’s resignation.
[This is the full, very short, AP story; original here]