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How to Manage a Negative Clinical Evaluation

Posted by medliorator on November 9, 2009

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Sometimes personalities can clash and an attending may write an overly harsh evaluation that isn’t indicative of your performance. If you feel that this is the case, it’s usually a good idea to speak with the clerkship director and express your concerns. At some institutions, the burden of proof lies with the attending to demonstrate that he or she gave the student constructive feedback and allowed for a chance to improve. If the evaluation is determined to be unjust, it may be removed from your record.

However, if the clerkship director does a thorough investigation and strongly feels that the evaluation is accurate, it’s usually a good idea to stop there

Will a Negative Evaluation Ruin My Residency Options? [Medscape]

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