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Assessment and Grading


Students will receive a grade based on a composite of clinical evaluations, examination and required project work.

ICAC Grading

  • Clinical Evaluations
  • NBME Shelf Exam

  • Other requirements for passing:

      • Completion of midpoint feedback form with patient logger report.
      • Passing performance on all required portions of the course
      • Completion of competencies through clinical experience (learning log) or cases.
      • Attendance at all required activities.
      • Completion of all required forms.

    Passing Grade

    In order to achieve a "Passing" grade in this Clerkship, students must:

      1. Satisfactorily complete all course requirements above by the end of the Clerkship and complete course and faculty evaluations.
      2. Have satisfactory attendance and exhibit professional behavior throughout the Clerkship.
      3. Achieve a score on the shelf exam greater than two Standard deviations below the national mean. Students scoring below this will have one opportunity to retake the exam. If unsuccessful the student will be assigned a PR-(Pass with remediation) which will remain on your transcript.
      4. Meet clinical competency expectations in their Clinical Evaluation by their preceptor. Students who perform below expectations will fail and be required to retake the Clerkship.

    High Pass Grade

    In order to achieve a "High Pass" grade in this Clerkship, students must:

      1. Satisfactorily complete all requirements for a passing grade above without remediation.
      2. Be in the top 40% of your block.
      3. Demonstrate behaviors and skills consistent with the novice interpreter role based on your clinical evaluations.

    Honors Grade

    In order to achieve an "Honors" grade in this Clerkship, students must:

      1. Meet all requirements above of a passing grade without remediation.
      2. Be in the top 20% of your block.
      3. Fully complete all assignments on time.
      4. Score above the national mean on the NBME Shelf Exam.
      5. Demonstrate behaviors and skills consistent with interpreter/manager roles based on comments on your clinical evaluations.