Requirements/ Grading

Grading Policy and Links to Grading Forms

The final score is calculated using the distribution provided below. Grade is calculated based on final score and criteria outlined below. Become familiar with each of the rating forms early in the rotation to give you a better sense of what is expected:

A score on the NBME written exam that is below the 10% national norm group will require further remediation to pass the course. The final grade will depend on performance in other parts of the course and on any extenuating circumstances.

 

40%

15%

iRAT (4%) and gRAT (5%) from TBL sessions

Participation during Didactic discussions (6%)

10%

 

35%

  • Assessment Activities

20% - NBME Shelf Exam - 80 questions

15% - Objective Structured Clinical Examination: Each student will participate in a three-station OSCE featuring simulated patients with common conditions presenting in family medicine.

NBME Shelf:  2-10 points (20% to final grade)

2

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

<10%

10-16%

17-20%

21-29%

30-34%

35-39%

40-49%

50-60%

61-66%

67-73%

74-77%

78-82%

83-86%

87-90%

91-93%

>93%

 

What if a student fails the Shelf Exam or the OSCE: If the student has performed above the mean on all other aspects of the rotation, remediation consists of a retake of the failed exam. The student receives a condition grade for the rotation. If the remediation is satisfactory, the condition grade is converted to a condition-pass. This is a school wide policy.

What if a student disagrees with his/her grade or has questions about the written comments?
Students with questions about their grades should first contact the Asheville Campus Director about their concerns. Students should not call their preceptor. If needed, the AHEC Campus Director will contact him/her. If the student and Campus Director do not resolve the concern, the student may appeal to the UNC Clerkship Director. If not satisfied with that appeal, the next levels of appeal are (in order) to the Chair of Family Medicine and the Associate Dean of Student Affairs.

The University’s Policy on Prohibited Harassment and Discrimination (www.unc.edu/campus/policies/harassanddiscrim.pdf) prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of an individual’s race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.  Appendix B of this Policy provides specific information for students who believe that they have been discriminated against or harassed on the basis of one or more of these protected classifications.

Students who want additional information regarding the University’s process for investigating allegations of discrimination or harassment should contact the Equal Opportunity/ADA Office for assistance:

Equal Opportunity/ADA Office

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

100 E. Franklin Street, Unit 110

Campus Box 9160

Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599

Telephone: (919) 966-3576

Fax: (919) 962-2562

Email: equalopportunity@unc.edu

Any administrator or supervisor, including a department chair, associate dean or other administrator, who receives a student’s complaint about prohibited harassment or discrimination must notify the Equal Opportunity/ADA Office within five (5) calendar days of receiving the complaint.  If a student raises a claim of prohibited harassment or discrimination during an academic appeal, an investigation of the student’s claim must be performed under the direction of the Equal Opportunity/ADA Office.  The school or department must await the results of the harassment or discrimination investigation before deciding the student’s academic appeal.

 

Feedback

Getting feedback is a key part of learning and the Family Medicine Clerkship is committed to making sure you get appropriate feedback.  We hope that you will get ongoing feedback throughout the rotation but you will also meet with your preceptor in December and March for formal feedback.

Required student preparation for the December and March feedback sessions:

1) Bring completed mid-rotation self evaluation form

2) Bring print out of patient encounter log completed to date.

3) Your preceptor will complete a form that looks similar to the final preceptor evaluation form on one45 and will discuss it with you. This evaluation does not count towards your grade but will help benchmark where you stand and will hopefully give you suggestions on how to improve further.