My clerkship evals make no sense to me. Our clerkship evaluations are cut and pasted into our dean's letter word for word, so some say that the written part of the evaluation is just as important as your grade. I recently got my OB/Gyn rotation eval back. My evaluation was written by an attending who wrote that "... participated fully in the rotation, attending small group and rounds on time. In small group, I was noted to only answer questions when directed at me, [thus] I seem introspective and shy"... I'll admit that I'm not the most outgoing in the entire world, but to have this written in my eval made no sense at all. We had ~3 small groups with this guy (2 were cancelled because he had other things to do), I had at least one of them on post-call days when I was just struggling to stay awake, and the other times I thought that I did participate fully in his small group. Anyways, I guess what bugs me the most is that I spent 6 weeks in this stupid rotation, and my eval is 3 sentences long, with 2 of them written solely about my "performance" in 3 1hr small groups that were just supposed to be opportunities to learn, not places where we were supposed to be graded. I guess the take home message is that you are always being graded during third yr, no matter who you are talking to or what you are doing.