Grading Policy

FINAL GRADES

Honors is awarded to the top 33% of students. For academic year 2012-2013, this numeric grade is 95-100%.

High Pass is awarded to the middle third of students. For academic year 2012-2013, this numeric grade is 80-94%.

Pass is awarded to the lower third of students. For academic year 2012-2013, this numeric grade is 70-79%.

A student who completes all course requirements but fails the Shelf Exam (scores below the 10th percentile) earns a grade of Incomplete for the clerkship.  After the Shelf Exam is retaken and passed, the Final Grade will be changed to a Pass. The final calculated grade will not be altered by the the new score. 

It is expected that less than 1% of students fail the course.

GRADE BREAKDOWN:

Activity

% Of Grade

Medical Knowledge

SHELF Exam Percentile Rank

20%

Quizzes

10%

Clinical Performance

Attending Evaluation

20%

Resident/NP(ICU) Evaluation

10%

Clinical Log and Self-Evaluation 2.5%

Structured Observations

Observed Neurological Exam

15%

Coma Exam (ICU)

15%

Written Communication

Admissions Order (CPOE); Medication Reconciliation 

or

EPIC Training Credit

2.5%

Graded Write-Up

5%