School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Graduation Criteria

Final Recommendations for Promotion and Graduation:

The program director reviews fellow performance providing an overall performance score. The program director makes recommendations for promotion and graduation.

  • Outstanding (9): Achieved 9 in all six core competencies; the “Best Fellow” in their class this year.
  • Superior (8): Achieved > 8 or more in all three required areas core competencies areas and > 5 in all other areas; performance places Fellow in the top 10 person of their class.
  • Very good to superior (7): Achieved > 7 in all core competencies areas and > 5 in all other areas; equivalent to top 25 percent.
  • Above Average (6): Achieved > 6 all core competencies areas and > 5 in all other areas; equivalent to the top 30 percent.
  • Satisfactory (5): Achieved 5 in all core competencies areas and > 5 in all other areas: Solidly at the center. Constitutes the average fellow. Mid 30 percent.
  • Marginal. Performance needs attention (4): Achieved 4 in any core competency. Lower 30 percent. At risk for further problems. Intervention should occur, starting with discussion at the ROC level. Remediation alternatives may include scheduled "one-on-one” with either a CMR or mentor, assignment to a specific individual with proficiency in that area, maintenance of a reading log, or shadowing with an “outstanding” or “superior+” Fellow for a month.
  • Unsatisfactory or Failing: Only achieved < 3 in any core competency. No reasonable expectation of ability to handle patient care unsupervised in the next six months.

Graduation Criteria:

  • Successful completion of each fellowship year.
  • 24 months of training.
  • Meet all ABIM criteria and standards for training and certification.
  • Completion of the research project assigned.