Grading

Percentage of each component and passing scores:

  • 25%  Clinical evaluation by faculty and residents

    The student will be clinically evaluated based on the medical schools ten clinical competencies comprising ten Likert items on a 1.0-5.0 Likert scale. The ten competencies are as follows:

    • History Taking
    • Physical and Mental Status Examination
    • Record Keeping
    • Oral Presentations
    • Fund of Knowledge and Understanding of Disease Mechanisms
    • Problem Solving and Clinical Application
    • Relationships with Patients
    • Professional Relationships
    • Attitudes and Behaviors
    • Self-Improvement

    In order to pass a student must have >3.0 in all individual competencies and individual mean scores must be <2.5 SD below the group mean in at least eight of the ten.

  • 25%  National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) exam

    A passing grade on the NBME >60 is required for passing the course

  • 20% History and physical write-ups
    • 10% Formal History and Physical write-up
    • 10% Averaged History and Physical write-up and SOAP note grade:
      The student will have 6 (1/inpatient week) history and physical examination write-ups evaluated by an attending and 6(1/inpatient week) evaluated by a resident as part of their patient/clinical experience tracking. The student will have the evaluator grade these write-ups on a form as provided below and returned to the Clerkship office. The student will have 6 (1/inpatient week) SOAP notes evaluated by an attending and 6 (1/inpatient week) evaluated by a resident as part of their patient/clinical experience tracking. The student will have the evaluator grade these notes on a form as provided below and return it to the Clerkship office. These grades will be averaged and added to the student’s write-up grade comprising 50% of the write-up grade as outlined in the grading section of the curriculum.

    A score of >60% is required to pass the course

  • 20% Standardized patient exam

    A score of >20% is required to pass the course

  • 10% ECG test

Required for Grade: Professionalism reflection

100% A final composite score is derived by summing the results of all of the components listed above.