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Assessment and grading


The major goal of this rotation is to learn how to assess patients with neurologic symptoms so that they can be appropriately diagnosed and treated.

WARD AND CLINIC PERFORMANCE: Students will be evaluated on ward and clinic performance by an inpatient service attending in consultation with other attending physicians as well as neurology residents.

WRITTEN EXAMINATION: The examination, given on the last day of the rotation, will consist of 50 multiple-choice questions. A passing score on this exam is 75 or higher.

FINAL GRADE: Final course grade breakdown:

  • Clinical work on the wards and in the clinics = 60%
  • Written examination = 30%
  • CAPE assessment = 5%
  • Professionalism = 5%

To assign your final grade we use the above combined results of clinical assessment, written examination, CAPE, and professionalism. Please note clinical assessment is a collaborative decision which includes an attending physician and our faculty grading committee. The grading committee will use feedback/assessments from residents and other faculty you will have worked with on rotation at your assigned site. Your final grade will be determined using a bell curve for your current block.

Grades for this course are assigned as follows:
Honors: 93-100
High Pass: 85-92
Pass: 70-84
Fail: <70