Summative Evaluation & Grading Policy
Final Grade Composition
- 60% clinical evaluations (20% professionalism, 40% clinical competencies)
- Failure to turn in required assignments will result in a 20% deduction in professionalism component and will exclude a student from eligibility to earn an A.
- A copy of the evaluation form used by our residents and faculty in the evaluation of your professionalism and clinical competencies
2. 20% NBME subject examination
- There is no minimum score required to pass the clerkship. However, those who score below the 10th percentile nationally need to meet with the clerkship director to discuss whether a test-taking remediation plan should be developed
- A score of 84% correct (the average score at UF) is required to qualify for an A
- 20% oral examination
Process for Determining the Final Grade
- Evaluation committee meets every 3 weeks, at the completion of each half of the rotation
- Mean scores and standard deviations are calculated for the following components: clinical competency evaluations, shelf examination, oral examination, and professionalism
- Note that students are NOT graded up or down in relation to their rotation group
Availability of Grades
Grades will be made available online by 6 weeks after completion of the clerkship
Grade Grievance Process
Please note that the following policy comes from the UF COM Policies and Procedures Handbook
- Medical students may appeal a final grade or evaluation based on concerns about discrimination or the process used to assign the grade. The process is as follows:
- The student submits his/her written concern(s) about a final grade or evaluation and arranges a meeting to discuss the concern(s) with the respective course/clerkship director within one month of the posting of that grade.
- If the student is not satisfied with the outcome: The student may submit their written explanation of the grievance to the Grade Grievance Committee consisting of the Chair of the Course/Clerkship Committee, or designee if it involves his/her course/clerkship, and three faculty familiar with the medical education program who are not involved in the same course/clerkship as the grievance, or are members of the ASC. A 4th-year medical student from the ASC will serve as a non-voting member on the Grade Grievance Committee. The faculty members of the Grade Grievance Committee are appointed by the Associate Dean of Medical Education.
- After review, the Grade Grievance Committee will submit a recommendation to the Associate Dean for Medical Education and the Chair of the Academic Status Committee who will review the report and provide the response to the student.
- The decision of the Associate Dean for Medical Education and the Chair of the Academic Status Committee is final.