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    Curve for Clinical Written Exam

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    anyone know if they curve the written exams for clinicals? If so any idea of how much for Psych or IM on average?

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    and does anyone know if a numerical grade is returned back to the hospital or only the letter grade for the written exam? has anyone ever gotten their raw score out of 100? or a numerical grade period for a core written exam?

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    You get a letter grade which can be found on your evaluation, but nothing numerical.
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    But who assigns the letter grade? School or individual hospital? Does the school send back numerical grades to the hospital and let each hospital decide what is an A,B, etc?

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    All discretion regarding your grade is in the hands of your clerkship director/attending at the hospital. SGU gives them the guidelines and breakdown (for oral, written, professionalism, etc) but the final word lies with the attending. He/she will take your written score/grade into account, but can choose to assign whatever final letter grade they deem appropriate.

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    Thanks. That's not quite what I was asking though. Does the school send the attending a numerical grade for them to assign a letter grade to as they see fit that could differ across all hospitals or do they just say the student got a,b etc after an internal curve across all students...or is there no curve at all?

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    The written exams are curved. When you take the exams you will see why. They are poorly written. However, this may change because I think I read on here that SGU is going to start doing shelf exams instead of their own written exams. We do not know what the clerkship director gets from SGU as far as our written grade. You would have to ask them if they get a letter or a numerical score (my guess is they get a letter grade, but I don't know exactly).

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    Thanks. I also found it in the back of the clinical skills manual.

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    Not the curved part though. People keep saying that and I'm not sure how everyone knows that is true without an official source for the info. I'll just plan on studying hard and letting the chips fall where they may.

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