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Additional Clerkship Details
The Pediatric Clerkship is weighted as follows: 70 percent clinical evaluations, 25 percent final written examination and 5 percent completion of required assignments. Clinical evaluations are recorded by attending physicians and residents, with midpoint feedback provided to students. However, students are encouraged to talk with the physicians they work with throughout the clerkship to obtain immediate feedback and mentoring.
Grades are assigned as honors, high pass, pass and fail. Students must pass the written examination in order to earn a passing grade for the course. Students should contact the Clerkship Office for a meeting if they have questions regarding grades. Complete information regarding evaluations and grading is provided with other course information and curriculum at the beginning of the clerkship.
Student expectations include reliability, honesty, integrity and self-discipline. Students should conduct themselves in a responsible and professional manner at all times with regard to dress and grooming, maturity, treating patients and staff with respect, and respecting patient rights and privacy. Behavior deemed unprofessional will result in removal from the clerkship and a failing grade.
IU School of Medicine limits the number of visiting MD students allowed per year due to the size of its medical school classes. There are a limited number of slots for visiting students each year with priority given to students with strong ties to IU or Indianapolis or who have high interest in the Department of Pediatrics program for specific reasons. The residency program does not require or expect applicants to complete a visiting rotation; residency admission is based on the ERAS, interview and Match process only.