Student clinical performance will be documented by completion of a clinical practicum portfolio each semester. A student will demonstrate progress appropriate for each semester clinical practicum and their advancement in the program by a satisfactory clinical portfolio of 83% or higher. The clinical portfolio is a flexible document designed to emphasize active student involvement. A clinical portfolio provides a student with the responsibility and options to play an active role in their clinical performance and grade. A portfolio reflects a student’s strengths and weaknesses and promotes assertiveness for each individual.
The evaluation of each semester portfolio grade will be based upon specific identified criteria. It is the student’s responsibility to complete the Portfolio and submit it to the faculty the last day of each semester. The clinical practicum portfolio grades for each semester will be averaged to provide a final clinical semester grade.
A student clinical practicum portfolio will include:
- Rotation participation tally entries
- Attendance record
- Affective/professional performance evaluation
- Student self assessments
- Radiographic procedure criteria
- Clinical competencies (masteries)
- Image analyses
- Student repeat analysis
- Clinical practicum task inventory
- Critical thinking skills
- Radiation monitors
A student’s grade will be a combined achievement of the above course objectives. Each objective will first be evaluated separately and then combined for the final grade.
Due to time constraints required in a sequential clinical practicum, clinical portfolios may not be repeated. Therefore, it is imperative that students complete each clinical portfolio with a satisfactory grade to be eligible for advancement to the next semester and program completion. A student that does not achieve the minimum grade of 83% in a clinical portfolio will be dismissed from the program. Students are provided feedback on less than acceptable evaluations during the progression of each semester. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of their course grade status and facilitate remediation when necessary.