Clerkship Grading

The Pediatric Clerkship will be weighted in the following manner:

70% Clinical Evaluations

25% Final Written Examination

5%  Completion of required assignments (e.g. CLIPP, Expanded H&P, Clinical Encounter Tracking)

Grades will be assigned as follows:

  • Honors: Approximately 15-20% of the class.
  • High Pass: Approximately 30 - 40% of the class.
  • Pass: Approximately 50% of the class.
  • Fail: Approximately 1-2% of the class.
  • Written Examination Failures: In the case of a failure on the final written examination, a student will not receive a passing grade for the course.

Questions regarding grades:  If a student has questions about their course grade, we like to meet or talk directly.   Students are advised to contact the clerkship office with any questions. 

Professional Behavior  It is expected that students will be responsible and always conduct themselves in a profesional manner.  This includes reliability, honesty, integrity, self-discipline, and professional standards in regard to manner, dress and grooming, maturity, treating patients and staff with respect and respecting patient rights and privacy.  Students may be removed immediately from the clerkship and receive a Fail grade for unprofessional behavior.

Full information on evaluations and grading will be provided along with other course information and curriculum at the beginning of the clerkship.