Failing a course
If your cumulative grade in a given subject is higher than the MPS, you will pass the subject...even if you did poorly on the course's shelf exam. You would only be required to retake that course (in your example, biochem) if you failed another course and had a shelf score less than 56 in Biochem. Then you would repeat both the failed course AND Biochem.
In summary, if you pass ALL your courses, you move on to the next semester. If you fail one or two courses, you repeat the failed courses AND any course in which the shelf score was <56.
The exact details are in the student handbook on pages 10 and 11.
Frank E. Wagner
Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences
Ross University School of Medicine