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. Participation in the team based learning activity on Health Care Reform.
  3. In the Systems Based Practice Workbook you must complete:
    1. 2 activities from 2 different modules. Write approximately one page double spaced
    2. One project (can be from one of the modules from which you have done an activity). Write a 2 sided double spaced paper.
  4. Complete the online course L 101: 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. 
  5. Midterm Evaluation form.


Grading for the course is pass/fail. 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)

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