So here is my situation! I got stuck with a needle in a rotation. The people involved did not provide me with any nfo as to what to do, and I asked the nurses and they told me to go to the ER. I went to the ER but the consent form for HIV test at the hospital basically said that if I were to get anything, they were not responsible so I did not test myself at the hospital. Also, I was afraid I'd get totally destroyed on my evals if I reported the incident, so I initially did not report it. I ended up reporting the incident a few days later, and the people in the department were not thrilled about my decision to do so. I asked the patient to be tested, as the doctor who saw me in the ER said was my right, but basically patient was never tested, not even in her follow up visit, and in the end of the rotation, the director basically said that she would not be tested. I thought this was utterly unethical of him to do, as well as the fact that they sent me the bill for the ER. Because I kept pushing the issue that they were responsible for the bill as well as for testing the patient, I got totally screwed on my final grade. I am highly unhappy with it, especially since I got great midrotation evals. I met with the overall director of the clerkship and she said basically that my only resource was to see my file at the hospital to review the evals. The problem is that again, because of the issue, there was alot of tension and nastiness from the side of the residents and that's why I got totally screwed on my final grade. I'm unhappy with this, because I worked my butt off in this rotation. Should I contact the dean? Any ideas?