The grading policy may be found on the College of Medicine webpage.
|Grade Source||Percentage of Final Grade||Points Possible|
Honors: 50.0 points
|Surgery Presentation||5%||Honors: 5 points
High Pass: 4 points
Pass: 3 points
|Patient Encounter Log and H&P||5%||PEL: 3 points
H&P: 2 points
|Shelf Exam||40%||Scaled Percentile Score|
Final OB-GYN Clerkship Grade
The student's final grade is then determined as:
- Honors: >90 points
- High pass: 89.9-83.0
- Pass: 82.9-42.8
Our department complies with the College of Medicine's recommended grade distribution of:
20% = Honors; 30% = High Pass; 50% = 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 grades would not be adjusted downward based on this distribution.
Students who receive a fail for the clinical portion of the grade will receive a ‘fail’ for the final OB-GYN rotation grade. Students who receive <1st percentile on the shelf exam will fail the exam and will be given an opportunity to retake the shelf exam.
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 within 30 days of grades being sent to the students. A grade appeal committee will convene to review the appeal for grade changes.