The Pediatric Clerkship will be weighted in the following manner:
|5%||H&P, Parent Evaluations, Clinical tracking, CLIPP, Midterm|
Grades will be assigned as follows:
- Honors: Approximately 15-20% of the class. In general, students who receive an Honors grade have received honors on their clinical evaluations and on the written examination.
- High Pass: Approximately 30 - 50% of the class. In general, students have received high pass or honors on their clinical evaluations and a passing score on their final examination.
- Pass: Approximately 40% of the class. In general, students have received pass or high pass evaluations and a passing score on their final examination.
- Fail: Approximately 1-2% of the class. In general, students have received inadequate or marginal clinical evaluations and a marginal or failing score on their final examination. Students who receive clinical evaluations that are two standard deviations below the mean, on either inpatient or outpatient or both, will not receive a passing grade and may receive a final grade of Fail.
- 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. In some cases, an ID-3 grade may be given, which notes the examination deficiency and will require additional work and repeating the examination. If a student fails the examination and clinical evaluations from inpatient and/or outpatient, rank in the bottom 20% for the rotation, a final grade of Fail will be assigned.
- Assignments: Any deficiency, such as not completing assignments (e.g. Expanded H&P, Clincal Encounter Tracking, Physical Diagnosis Rounds, CLIPP,etc) in a satisfactory fashion (as determined by the clerkship director) combined with a failing examination grade will also receive a final grade of Fail.
Questions regarding grades: Questions regarding grades: Our policy is that we do not discuss grades and/or evaluations via email. In order to effectively discuss your evaluations or concerns please contact Sara Vitaniemi to set up a time to meet with Dr. Harris.
Professional Behavior: It is expected that students will be responsible and always conduct themselves in a professional 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.