Medical Student- MS3
2+ Year Member
Jun 27, 2015
Medical Student
Hey all,

Just looking for some clarification on the significance of grading for clerkships. Not sure if this is standard, but at my school we are given a "clinical grade" and a "final grade", clinical being strictly the subjective score you get from the attendings/residents and the final grade being clinical grade+ shelf score.

So do residency directors care about one grade more than the other? And possibly a dumb question, when people on sdn reference "clinical grades" are they referencing the clinical grade I am describing above or your clerkship grade as a whole?