Assessment & Grading

Preceptor Evaluations & Time Commitment

This Clinical Course employs preceptor evaluations which contribute to the student’s overall course grade. 

The student will track hours committed to the course and submit these to the course director at the end of the course. They will also provide a brief written summary of the community experiences in which they participated.



Weight towards Final Grade

Preceptor Evaluations

Must Pass

Participation in 8 half clinical days

Must Complete

Community Experiences

Must complete 20 hours

Special Research Project

Must complete and be approved by course director

Grading System

Students will receive a final letter grade of PASS (P), or FAIL (F) for this course.

PASS: A student who achieves the criteria will be assigned a grade of PASS for the course.

FAIL: A student who fails to achieve the criteria for PASS will be assigned a grade of FAIL for the course.

Student Feedback

Student feedback is important and helps identify opportunities to improve the course.

At the conclusion of each course, clerkship or rotation medical students are required to complete a summative evaluation. Evaluations are completed electronically and remain confidential.

Standard Policies

Please refer to the Student Handbook (on the Student Affair’s website) for these policies:

  • Accommodations
  • Addressing Sexual Misconduct
  • Attendance policy
  • Dress Code
  • Examination and Grading Policies
  • Grade or Score Appeal
  • Professionalism, Roles & Responsibilities
  • Mistreatment

Center for Disability & Access Services

The University of Utah seeks to provide equal access to its programs, services and activities for people with disabilities. If you will need accommodations in the class, reasonable prior notice needs to be given to the Center for Disability and Access, 162 Olpin Union Building, 581-5020 (V/TDD). Staff of the Center for Disability and Access will work with you and the instructor to make arrangements for accommodations. All written information in this course can be made available in alternative format with prior notification to the Center for Disability and Access.

The Senior Director of the Academic Success Program, Dr. Steven Baumann (1C047B SOM Dean’s Office, 587-3671, or ( ), serves as the liaison between the School of Medicine and the Center for Disability and Access.

Final course policies for behavioral and grading expectations can be found in the course syllabus. Questions may be directed to the course directors


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