In addition to standard objective measures such as written and laboratory examinations, the faculty and residents prepare subjective evaluations of students’ academic and professional performance when appropriate. Subjective evaluations are specifically used for small group work, on clerkships, for all elective work, and for clinical skills exams. These evaluations are reviewed with the student whenever appropriate. Subjective evaluations may be considered when determining the students’ letter grades and are taken into account in discussions of promotion and graduation.
Students and physicians who have had a patient-physician relationship should not be placed in a trainee-supervisor relationship. In rare circumstance, such as a student request to serve on that physician’s service, exceptions may be made upon approval of the Executive Associate Dean for Medical Education and Student Affairs.