Summative Evaluation & Grading Policy

Final Grade Composition

  1. 60% clinical evaluations (20% professionalism, 40% clinical competencies)
    1. 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.
    2. A copy of the evaluation form used by our residents and faculty in the evaluation of your professionalism and clinical competencies Accessibility score: Perfect Click to improve here

2. 20% NBME subject examination

    1. 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
    2. A score of 84% correct (the average score at UF) is required to qualify for an A
    3. 20% oral examination

Process for Determining the Final Grade

  1. Evaluation committee meets every 3 weeks, at the completion of each half of the rotation
  2. Mean scores and standard deviations are calculated for the following components: clinical competency evaluations, shelf examination, oral examination, and professionalism
    1. 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 5 weeks after completion of the clerkship

Grade Grievance Process

Please note that the following policy comes from the UF COM Policies and Procedures Handbook

  1. 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:
    1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. The decision of the Associate Dean for Medical Education and the Chair of the Academic Status Committee is final.
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