Phase 2 Grading Schema Policy

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IUSM-PO-EDU-CUR-0027

Full Policy Contents

LCME Standards
Scope
Policy Statement
Reason for Policy
Approval
Procedures

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
Additional Contacts
Related Information
History

Effective: 06/05/2017
Last Updated: 06/06/17

Responsible University Office:
Medical Student Education

Responsible University Administrator
Senior associate dean for medical student education

Policy Contact:
bradalle@iu.edu

RESPONSIBLE Phase 2 Assistant Dean
ACCOUNTABLE Curriculum Council Steering Committee
SUPPORT Medical Student Education
CONSULT Clinical Component Committee
INFORM Phase 2 Statewide Clerkship Directors;
Competency Directors

LCME Standards

9.6 Setting Standards of Achievement


Scope

Students enrolled in phase 2 of the curriculum at Indiana University School of Medicine and faculty, residents, and other personnel working with these students in the School of Medicine.


Policy Statement

IUSM, by way of the Curriculum Council Steering Committee, provides oversight and management to ensure all educational experiences in phase 2 of the curriculum have comparability of assessment at all educational sites.

The following schema will be used to determine clerkship outcomes for phase 2 of the curriculum:
25% Standardized Examination
5% Professionalism and Timely Completion of Assignments
10-30% Graded/Verified Components
40-60% Preceptor Evaluation

Please note that due to differences in patient interactions, this global schema will NOT apply to the Anesthesia clerkship.


Reason for Policy

To define the grading system used by IUSM to evaluate students in phase 2 of the competency-based curriculum and to ensure consistency and fairness of assessment.


Approval

Approved by Curriculum Council Steering Committee 06/02/2017.


Procedures

1.    If a student fails to achieve a passing score on the standardized examination, he/she will be given an ID-MK and will be allowed to retake the examination, provided he/she is satisfactory in all other competencies.
2.    Students who achieve a passing score on the retake of the standardized examination will be considered to have completed remediation with no further action required.
3.    If the student fails the retake of the standardized examination, he/she will fail the clerkship and will be referred to the Student Promotions Committee.

Refer to the Grade Policy for Courses, Clerkships, and Electives in the Clinical Years for additional information.

Note: Minimum acceptable scores vary according to version of exam and discipline as per NBME or standardized exam score guidelines.


Additional Contacts

Subject Contact Phone Email
Phase 2 assistant dean Jennifer Schwartz, MD (317) 948-7576 jeschwar@iu.edu
Curricular Operations, Medical Student Education Sarah Lang (317) 278-8471 langsa@iu.edu

Related Information

•    Area of Concern Policy.
•    Grade Policy for Courses, Clerkships, and Electives in the Clinical Years.


History

New policy.
Approved by Clinical Component Committee 05/02/2017
Approved by Curriculum Council Steering Committee 06/02/2017

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