Grading Structure

Grading Policy

Clinical Grade (50 % of total grade)
Honors = 95% High Pass = 85% Pass =75% Marginal = M * Fail = F**
(Determined by the OB/GYN Department consensus grading meeting)

General Gynecology Presentation (1-5 points)
Honors = 5 High Pass = 4 Pass = 3 Marginal = 2 Fail = 1

Oasis Patient Encounter Log (PEL) and H&P (Orange card) (1-5 points)
Honors = 5 High Pass = 4 Pass = 3 Marginal = 2 Fail = 1

Shelf Score (40 % of total grade)
National scaled percentile used to determine this number

FINAL OB/GYN ROTATION GRADE =
(clinical grade x 0.5) + (points for presentations) + (shelf score x 0.4)

Honors = 86.5 points and above
High Pass = 86.4 – 80.0 points
Pass = 79.9 – 46 points
Marginal = <45.9 points; 
       or receiving a marginal on either the clinical portion of the grade or a shelf score below the 10% national scaled score
Fail = receiving a clinical grade of fail;
       or receiving a marginal on both the clinical portion of the grade and a marginal grade based on the shelf score

  1. *Any student who receives a marginal for the clinical portion of the grade will receive a ‘marginal’ for the final OB/GYN rotation grade.
  2. **Any student who receives a fail for the clinical portion of the grade will receive a ‘fail’ for the final OB/GYN rotation grade.
  3. Any student who receives <10th% scaled percentile score on the shelf exam will receive a marginal for the final OB/GYN rotation grade. Students scoring <10% scaled score have the opportunity to retake the shelf for a higher score. This will not change your final grade (either upward or downward), but an addendum letter will be sent to the Dean’s office with the new shelf score and indicating your willingness to improve your knowledge/score.
  4. Any student receiving a marginal on both the clinical portion of the grade and a marginal on the shelf score based on a scaled percentile score <10% will receive a ‘fail’ for the final OB/GYN rotation grade.
  5. Our department complies with the College of Medicine's recommended grade distribution of:
    20% = Honors; 20% = High Pass; 60% = Pass

Therefore, at the end of the academic year, there may be adjustments made to some of the passing student grades to fit this distribution per the College of Medicine’s recommendation. Grades may be adjusted upward, but would not adjust grades downward based on this distribution.

GRADE APPEALS:

All students have the right to appeal a clerkship grade and/or comments for the Dean’s letter. Your initial request must be made by contacting the Clerkship Coordinator via e-mail. Requests must be made with 30 days of grades being sent to the students (via email and/or in the student’s campus mailbox). An grade appeal committee will then be convened to review the appeal for any grade changes.

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