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Pediatric Clerkship Grading
    Percent of Final Grade
Clinical Performance   60%
Inpatient Attending Evaluation 25%
Inpatient Resident Evaluation 10%
Outpatient Attending Evaluation 15%
Inpatient ONLY Subspecialty Attending Evaluation
(optional, see blow)
Shelf Examination
In general, a score of one standard deviation above the national mean (74NM +8SD=82) is required to be eligible for a grad of Honors.

Attaining such scores does NOT guarantee a grade of Honors.
Departmental Requirements   20%
Team Based Learning 5%
Outpatient Progress Note 5%
Inpatient H&P 5%
Professionalism: Attendance/CLIPP Cases/ Patient Logs/Lapses of Professionalism/Final Evaluation of Clerkship 5%



Clinical Performance The grade will be extrapolated from standard evaluation forms that are completed based on observations made by faculty and house staff involved in the students' pediatric rotations. More than 3 unexcused absences will result in failure of the clerkship. Any unexcused absence will be considered a professionalism issue. Many clinical grades are given after the attendings meet together as a group. One person is then assigned to formally enter the grade. Clinical scores <5 will be looked at closely by the Clerkship Director. You may need to meet with the Clerkship Director regarding such scores as scores <5 may indicate failure of a portion of the clerkship. See sample evaluation form.

You may choose to have as many subspecialists evaluate you, but the total subspeciality portion of your grade can not exceed 8% of your grade. This percentage will be decreased from your inpatient hospitalist evaluation. For example, if you work with a cardiologist for 2 weeks and ask them to evaluate you, then your inpatient hospitalist's evaluation will be worth 21%. In order to have the subspecialist evaluate you, you MUST contact Irene Esposito, Clerkship Coordinator with the name of the faculty member and number of weeks you spent with the faculty member. You also MUST give a subspecialty grading card to that faculty member.

Shelf Exam - The pediatric Shelf examination is given at the end of the clerkship. It should be noted that a passing grade (>=61) is a requirement to pass the clerkship. A grade of 60 or below will produce an Incomplete (I/E) and will require repeating the Shelf examination.

Departmental Requirements

Grade Grievance Procedures

Students who perceive they have received a grade inappropriate for their level of performance in any of the clerkships and experiences administered by the Department of Pediatrics should:

  1. Begin by contacting the Director of Pediatric Medical Student Education, Jocelyn Schiller, M.D. to review the basis for the grade assignment, within one month of the posting of the grade.
  2. If resolution is not reached at the level of the Director, then the student should follow the usual process for Grade Grievances in Component III/IV noted in the Component III Student Handbook.

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