The following is a breakdown of the different components used to calculate your final course grade for the Emergency Medicine fourth year clinical rotation:

  • Faculty Evaluations: 45%
  • End of Rotation Exam: 25%
  • Professionalism: 20%
  • Rotation Card: 10%

Faculty Evaluations

You will be evaluated for each shift you work by the attending that you worked with one on one. Faculty will evaluate you based on the following:

  • Patient Care
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Practice Based Learning and Improvement
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-Based Practice

Each Monday during the rotation, please email a list of attendings and residents that you worked with the previous week to Kari Corker. She will send evaluation emails to these attendings.

End of Rotation Exam

The end of rotation exam is a proctored online test that will be taken on the last day of the rotation. Details will be provided at the orientation session at the start of your rotation.


You will be graded on the following:

  • Weekly conference attendance
  • Punctuality
  • Demonstrated work ethic
  • Interaction with office staff, nurses, residents and attendings, patients and their families
  • Turning in all required documents in a timely manner

Rotation Card

This is a pocket-sized card that will be carried with you throughout your rotation. It has procedures as well as discussion objectives that you will need to have an attending or resident sign off on. Your goal should be to complete 80% of the discussion objectives and all of the required procedures. The discussion objectives are a guide to help you see or discuss a variety of patient presentations throughout the rotation. Required procedures are those that have a number and the word “min” beside them. For example, “IV starts 4 min” means that you should start at least 4 IV’s during the month. The procedures that do not have “min” written beside them are not required but the opportunity to perform them may present itself during the rotation.