Students will receive an Honors, High Pass, Pass, or Fail grade. Grades will be calculated based on the following formula:

A consistent pattern of poor performance without evidence of change for the better will result in a failing grade. Students at risk of failing will be made aware and a path towards remediation will be designed on a case-by-case basis. In general students will be expected to attend and participate in all modules except for circumstances involving reasonable (illness, family/personal urgencies) absences.

Student’s final grades are going to be released to the registrar’s office at SSOM two weeks after the EM final exam.


Dr. Reed will meet with students on third Tuesday each month to go over your performance up to that point.  You will have a chance to discuss your progress and to sign the mid rotation form. This will allow time to see how you performed and also allow enough time for improvement before the end of your rotation.

Print out the log data for your mid-clerkship evaluation and hand it to Dr. Reed.


All students are required to write a 1 page reflection paper to be turned in electronically no later than at the time of the final exam.  It should be 1 page (i.e. about 2-3 paragraphs) and can be double spaced.  You are to reflect on how the ED experience interplays with social justice and the final sentence should conclude with a statement about your personal commitment to the service of others in the future.

The reflection process should be guided by the RFLCT acronym:
R: Recall: an experience. Spend 5 minutes before writing to contemplate the experience.
F: Formulate:  a summary. Include key "facts of the case" and identify feelings about experience.
L Learn: from the successes and shortcomings you experienced; think about your role in the encounter (who am I?), how it shapes who you are becoming, and is it the type of physician you want to be?
C: Change by identifying one area for growth, development, and improvement. It may focus on something that did not go well or building on a strength.
T: Transition with a sense of gratitude for this learning opportunity and something you can build on as your formation as a physician, make a tangible pledge to move forward


You are to develop a clinical question related to emergency medicine regarding a topic that specifically interests you.  Use a PICO statement to craft your clinical question, query for literature to support medical decision making, and determine the answer to your question.  You will present your findings during the clinical question conference.  Your presentation will be brief (maximum of 5 minutes) which will allow time for group discussion afterwards.  Your presentation should include your PICO statement, resources obtained with an evaluation of the resource information, and a conclusion regarding your answer to the question.