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Grading Policies

  1. Orientation
  2. ED Onsite Orientation
  3. Task Training [Orientation]
  4. Hand Hygiene and Fall Prevention Videos: Must view the Hand Hygiene and Fall Prevention videos available.
  5. Wednesday Resident Conference OR Resident Simulation Center: Please note that attendance and participation is required and will be reflected in your final grade. First three(3) hours are joint conference with residents; remaining two(2) hours are team-based learning/education sessions with a faculty attending. If you cannot attend the Wednesday conference, please inform the clerkship director and arrange the make-up attendance with clerkship coordinator.
  6. Education Sessions/Flipped Classrooms: Please note that attendance and participation [unless otherwise indicated] is required and will be reflected inyour final grade. Attendance is recorded via completion of all video-viewings, quizzes, and evaluations. 
  7. iTunes Summarized Pearls: Completion of assignment, is required due to cancelled conference. The clerkship director will select the iTunes pearls and email out the assignment to students [through the coordinator].
  8. Patient Case Diagnosis Logs [New Innovations]: All patient case diagnosis logging will be completed electronically in New Innovations. You need to log all 7 required cases. 100% completion of case logging, real patients or alternative method, is a requirement of the rotation. Consult with Dr. Hoonpongsimanont if you feel you may not be able to fulfill the requirements and an alternative method assignment will be given. This is required to pass the rotation. 
  9. Patient Procedure Logs: There is a recommended amount of procedures to complete by the end of the rotation. Students should take the initiative, whenever an opportunity presents itself, where there is a procedure to be done. These are logged on paper. This form must be turned into the coordinator after the completion of your rotation in the ED.
  10. Assigned shifts: Satisfactory completion of shifts is required to pass the rotation and prompt attendance is required. At the end of each shift, students must provide the attending with an evaluation form, as this will be how students’ shifts are recorded. The attending needs to complete, sign and date the form in QUALTRICS on Quest at the end of each shift. This is required to pass the rotation. 
  11. A.1 Communications Assessment Tool: Must be handed out [by student] and collected [by faculty attending] to at least one(1) patient per shift. 
  12. Medical Student Documentation Checklist:  Each shift you are expected to print an H&P [Medical Student Documentation Checklist] and one of your charts from that day and present them to your attending to review with you to help you improve your medical documentation, clinical reasoning and decision making skills. Staple your chart and H&P checklist together and turn them into Dr Hoon’s mailbox in the ED workroom.
  13. End of Rotation Evaluations [New Innovations]: You will be required to submit an anonymous End of Rotation Evaluation in New Innovations. Please fill out the evaluation within two(2) weeks of your rotation ending. We appreciate your feedback and take it very seriously for future improvements. 
  14. MS Evaluation of Faculty [Intranet Evaluation System]: You will be required to submit an anonymous Attending Evaluation for each attending that you work with during your rotation. Please fill out the evaluation within two(2) weeks of your rotation ending. We appreciate your feedback and take it very seriously for future improvements.
  15. End of Rotation Exam (Required for UCI 630D Students only): Take mandatory NBME exam, scheduled on the last friday of the 4-week rotation.  
  16. Honors grade: Honors grade will be given for superior performance (top 15%) based on clinical performance and education session participations. For 630D, students give a five(5) minute slideshow case presentation in order to be eligible for an honors grade. The slideshow case presentation will require an appropriate review of the literature and must be completed before the end of the rotation and presented to an attending. The course director is available by email or in person to help you prepare for the case presentation. All presentations must be e-mailed to the course director for credit.
    • Performance – earn exceed expectation (more that 50%)of all evals
    • Student must achieve “exceeds expectation” in over half the specified categories; averaged from all faculty evaluations of student.
  17. Attire: Your white coat, student ID and stethoscope are required at all times. Shirts/ties for males and slacks or skirts for females are preferred but clean scrubs under your white coat are an option.
  18. Rotation feedback: The course director is available and encourages every student to meet with her on Wednesdays after conference [every week] for mid-clerkship evaluation. 
  19. Grade breakdown
    • 75% of your grade reflects your clinical performance as reflected by shift evaluations.
      • 25% reflects
        • 10% attendance and participation at the weekly student conference
        • 5% of medical student SIM
        • 10% complete assignments before medical student educational sessions.
      •  Grades will remain incomplete if you fail to complete/turn in all required documentation for the rotation.

Medical Students are graded using the following scale: Honors (H), Pass (P), and Fail (F). or for the MS I courses Pass (P), and Fail (F).



Grading Scale

What this means

Exceptional performance – approximately top

15% of the class

P Average score; approximately 85% of the class

Unacceptable performance - you must pass all
elements of the clerkship to receive a passing


Incomplete - all elements of the
clerkship/course have not been completed

For the assignment of grades, the average and distribution of scores of only the medical students will be used to establish the score range for each grade. The score of any medical students who has previously taken this Clerkship or any portion will not be included in the calculation of these statistics. You have 30 days from the date of the grade to appeal any aspect of this grade.  Please contact your Clerkship Director should you have any questions

Final grades are comprised of:

  • Orientation Attendance
  • ED Onsight Orientation Attendance
  • Task Training [total: 3]
  • Review of Hand Hygiene and Fall Prevention Videos
  • Resident Conference/Simulation Center Attendance [total: 4; one a week]
  • Education Sessions/Flipped Classrooms Attendance (including evaluations/quizzes/videos) [total: 4]
  • iTunes Assignment [if assigned in lieu of cancelled conference/SIM]
  • Patient Case Diagnosis Logs [total: 7]
  • Procedure Logs 
  • Shift Attendance - Shift Evaluations [total: 16]
  • A.1 Communications Assessment Tool [total: 16]
  • Medical Student Documentation Checklist [total: 16]
  • End of Rotation Evaluations 
  • MS Evaluation of Faculty 
  • End of Rotation Exam - NBME [630D students ONLY]
  • Journal Club (Optional)
  • Honors Case Presentation (Optional)

Remediation, if needed will be designed by the Clerkship/course Director to suit the issue at hand. This can include repeat the rotation or shifts, create presentation or take and pass the assigned exam.

You will not be issued a grade until all elements of the clerkship/course have been completed. 

Must include the following statement: The student’s final grade will be submitted on the standard UC Irvine elective form.  If the student fails the elective a grade of "F" will be permanently recorded on his/her transcript.  The student can repeat the course for a second grade; however, the "F" will not be removed from the transcript.