Core Clerkship Examination Policy
To specify the expectations and requirements for student examinations in core clerkships.
The core clerkships require demonstration of competence to pass the clerkship. Multiple core clerkships require passing an examination of knowledge as part of the clerkship requirements.
- Students must demonstrate mastery of core medical knowledge in core clerkships as demonstrated on clerkship examinations.
- Passing a clerkship clinically demonstrates working knowledge and application of that knowledge in patient care.
- Students who do not pass a core clerkship examination on the first attempt but otherwise pass the clerkship clinically receive an I (incomplete) for the clerkship.
- Students who do not pass a core clerkship examination on the second attempt but otherwise pass the clerkship clinically receive an E (incomplete) for the clerkship.
- Clerkship makeup examinations cannot be taken during times that conflict with students’ other clinical responsibilities or preparation for other examinations.
Accountable Dean or Director
Associate Dean for Competency Assessment and Professional Standards
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- Students cannot make up a clerkship examination during another scheduled block clerkship. Makeup examinations may be taken during vacations, ARCH Weeks, or other non-clinical time. For longitudinal clerkships, a first makeup examination may be taken during the clerkship with the approval of the longitudinal integrated clerkship or family medicine clerkship director, as long as it does not conflict with other clinical responsibilities or other clerkship examinations.
Approval Date and Governing Body: September 18, 2017, CCEP
Last Updated: February 13, 2018