Grade Policy

PLEASE NOTE: The Department of Surgery will now be giving the NBME "shelf" exam as of academic year 2016-2017

Final Grade

  1. Scores from clinical evaluation (1-5 for 12 indices) will be averaged (e.g., 6 scores of “4” and 6 scores of “5” would result in an average of 4.5)
  2. Grade may be adjusted by exam score according to this table (with the exam score ranges subject to change based on group performance)

Updated: 8/22/16

Work Hours Policy

The goals of the medical students and the faculty of the School of Medicine are one and the same: to get the best medical education possible while not ignoring overall health and happiness. Attention needs to be paid to both duty/work hours and personal time.

Work hours rules have been developed for residents, but similar rules have not been developed for medical students. There are obvious differences in terms of goals, reimbursement, and responsibilities between residents and students. Nonetheless, some guidelines for students apply.