Grading and Evaluation


Your final clerkship grade will be based upon a variety of factors.

  Measure Weight Failing Cutoff *
  Clinical Performance Evaluation     
(determined by the level of competencies
achieved -50 pts. possible)
40% of grade < 70%
  Biopsychosocial (10 pts. possible) 7.5% of grade < 5/10
  Evidence-Based Medicine (10 pts. possible) 7.5% of grade < 5/10
  Clinical Skills Exercise / OSCE 15% of grade < 70%
  Examination 30% of grade < 65%
(100 multiple choice questions)
  TOTAL** 100% < 65 OR failing both CPE & OSCE

*Failure of any individual component requires remediation of that component; student retains ability to Pass the Clerkahip.

**Failure results in a Failing grade and requires remediation of the full Clerkship.

Final Grade:

91 -100 points = honors
86 - 90 points = high pass
65 - 85 points = pass
< 65 points total = fail

Students scoring less than 65% on the examination, but passing the clinical portion, must remediate the exam only. Students failing either of the assignments will have to remediate the assignment. Students failing the clinical portion only must remediate the clinical rotation, and complete a short answer test at the end of the remediation. Other remediation assignments will be determined on a case-by-case basis according to the student’s strengths and weaknesses.

Remediation policies can be accessed online: