Grading for the clerkship will be determined as follows:
- 15%--Evaluation by Attending x 2 sites
- 10%--Evaluation by Senior Resident x 2 sites
- 20%--Two NBME Quizzes @ 10% each.
- 30%--NBME shelf exam (to receive an honors or A grade, students must attain a score of 75 or higher) (to maintain a B in course at least 65 on Shelf). Anything under the grade of 65 is a C. A failing grade on the NBME is < 50 on NBME.
COM: Uniform Clerkship Grade scale:
- A=100-90 (Excellent)
- D= Below 70 (Remediate part of the course)
- F=Below 70 (Repeat the course)
- Specialties Clerkship only: P(Pass)=70 and above
Any grade less than a C require a deficiency grade sheet to be submitted to the COM Registrar's office outlining the issues and remediation plan. All will be discussed at the next regularly scheduled Student Promotions Committee meeting.
D=Requires review and approval of the remediation plan by the Student Promotions Committee. A D grade indicates that in the judgment of the course faculty, an additional period of prescribed remediation (assuming no deficiencies in other courses), if successfully completed, will qualify a student for a grade of C*. If a grade of D is not successfully remediated in the time period allotted by the faculty and/or the Student Promotions Committee, a grade of F will be assigned. I =Incomplete, requires completion of work within 12 months or grade will automatically be changed to an F. A grade of "I" may be given in cases wherein students, for an acceptable reason, have been unable to complete all of the required workin a course. An incomplete grade must be removed within twelve months after it has occurred or itwill automatically be changed to F. If the student removes the incomplete within the time period, the instructor may assign any appropriate grade according to the quality of the work completed for the entire course.
R=Review by Student Promotions Committee; If for some appropriate reason a course faculty wishes to insure that the performance of a student is discussed at a Student Promotions Committee meeting, a grade of R (review) may be assigned. Following the consideration by the Student Promotions Committee, the R will be changed to the appropriate grade IF the student has a grade below 70 it is the course directors choice to assign a D-which would allow the student to remediate part of the course at which time they could earn a C* or F which means they failed the course and must retake the entire course.*
*per Ms. Cathy Peeples Curriculum coordinator 6/19/12.