Requirements/ Grading

Requirements for APS:

  1. The Orientation for the Advanced Practice Selective is required. Please contact in order to arrange an alternate date to attend if you are to miss your assigned date.
  2. In the Systems Based Practice Workbook you must complete:
    1. 1 Activity: Case-based write up, 1 page
    2. 1 Project: Choose a project from one of the 9 SBP areas in online workbook, 2 pages. Examples of quality projects: Student Project Sample 1Student Project Sample 2
  3. Complete the online course PS 101-105: Patient Safety and L101: Becoming a Leader in Health Care on the Institute for Health Improvement (IHI) Website. Email certificate of completion to 
    *Note: To access IHI, go to “My IHI” then “Edit my Profile”. At the bottom, select “I want to complete my profile”. Enter a complete profile. The most important section is Primary Role – CHOOSE “STUDENT”. This should give you full access to the course contents.
  4. Midterm Evaluation form.

    **All requirements are due by the Friday after your APS completion date.**
    **Activity and Project must Meet Expectations on first review to earn High Pass or Honors**


Grading for the course is pass/fail (will change to H/HP/P/F in 2017-18 - see below). Criteria for achieving a passing grade are:

  1. Attendance: Students are required to complete at least 14 clinical days. Extenuating circumstances must be relayed to Course Director, Dr Sarah Smithson, who along with the preceptor will determine if requirements have been met.
  2. Satisfactory attainment of clinical goals as assessed by your preceptor on the end of rotation form.
  3. Demonstrated professional behavior as assessed by your preceptor on the end of rotation form.
  4. Satisfactory attainment of the course milestones demonstrated by completion of the systems based practice activities assessed by Dr. Sarah Smithson, the faculty director.

Satisfactory work for the project assessed by the designated faculty for your chosen selective. (see list of committee members)

APS Grades 

Details of the course will be discussed on the first day of the rotation.