This performance evaluation is provided at the request of Charles Robinson, who is applying to your program for postgraduate medical training.
Premedical Education and Experience
Charles grew up in Washington, Maryland. He did his undergraduate work at Eastern University where he received a BS degree in engineering in May 2006. Following graduation, Charles spent a year working with an engineering firm before entering medical school.
Charles then entered Washington University School of Medicine in August 2007. He has completed the required curriculum with only the usual summer break between the first and second preclinical years and is scheduled to graduate on May 20, 2011.
Charles passed all first-year courses without difficulty. His performance on the graded courses in the second-year curriculum was exceptional. He earned the highest grade of honors on 10 of the 17 graded courses and a high pass on the remaining 7 grades courses. Charles took and passed the USMLE Step I examination in June 2009 achieving a score of 230.
Clinical Clerkships (Chronologically)
Integrated Surgical Disciplines: Honors (H=47%; HP=47%; P=6%)
Tutorial: "Charles was a good communicator, doing a nice job on prepared presentations and in contributing to group discussions. He was a mature and very effective senior student."
General Surgery: "Charles turned in a very solid performance on his first clinical rotation. He is bright and very pleasant to work with. He was hardworking and carried himself in a courteous and professional manner. He was able to evaluate patients in clinic in a timely fashion and organize his histories and physicals well. He was enthusiastic and helpful in the operating room."
Ophthalmology: "Charles was an excellent student. He is bright, diligent, reliable and has a pleasant demeanor."
Orthopaedic Surgery: "Charles was an excellent student. He will make a fine house officer."
Internal Medicine: High Pass (H=56%; HP=43%)
"Charles is extremely hard working and always contributes to the team. His fund of knowledge is excellent and he uses each patient encounter as a blueprint for further reading and investigation. He is a conscientious and dedicated student. He showed dedication to every patient he was assigned to. He was a great team player. He was also very active about presenting articles and read extensively. His fund of knowledge is outstanding and he applies this at the bedside extremely well. He will enjoy much success in the future."
(Selective Clerkship) Ambulatory Care/Emergency Medicine: High Pass
"Charles was a good team player. He was adaptable to any situation. He was very motivated. He has a great personality and works well with patients. His fund of knowledge was excellent."
Neurology: Honors (H=39%; HP=53%; P=8%)
"Charles was a pleasure to have in the neurology clinic. His presentations were well thought out. His fund of knowledge was well above average. He was enthusiastic and helpful on the service. He was appreciated by the patients. He will succeed in any clinical field he chooses." Charles scored at the 92nd percentile on the NBME section exam.
Psychiatry: High Pass (H=29%; HP=67%; P=3%)
"Charles was very hard working and helpful. He had and excellent bedside manner. His fund of knowledge was outstanding. He played an integral role in the care of the patients. He is pleasant to work with and well liked by the staff and patients. His oral presentations were complete and well organized. He used the literature well." Charles scored at the 96th percentile on the NBME section exam.
Women & Children's Health/Pediatrics: Honors (H=35%; HP=59%; P=5%)
"Charles's performance this month was superb. He was confident and had strong clinical skills. He seems to have an excellent rapport with his patients and clearly makes the extra effort to understand all aspects of their care. He is very bright, committed to team dynamics and thoughtful about his patients. He developed excellent treatment plans on all of his patients. He followed up on all assigned tasks. He was an outstanding medical student."
Women & Children's Health/OB-GYN: Honors (H=52%; HP=44%; P=3%)
"Charles performed well on a very busy service. He developed excellent rapport with patients. His physical examinations were always complete and his written presentations were outstanding in every respect - they were always clear and demonstrated superior logic and organization."
Fourth Year Electives
Cardiothoracic Critical Care: Honors
"Charles is a very enthusiastic medical student with a very pleasant personality. He was always well prepared and his presentations were very detailed. He worked incredibly hard. He functioned as a full member of the team. He was totally involved in the care of his patients at the level of most second year residents. He is a bright and willing learner. He is to be commended on a job well done."
Honors Medicine: Honors
"Charles demonstrated outstanding knowledge and judgement from day one of the rotation. His presentations were excellent and reliable. He easily functioned at the level of an intern and will be a fantastic resident with a very bright future. It was a pleasure working with him."
Research and Extracurricular Activities
Charles took advantage of the summer break between his first and second years of medical school to conduct clinical research in the Department of Surgery.
During his preclinical years, Charles was very involved with community outreach programs. He volunteered with the STATS program (Students Teaching AIDS to Students), and was a coordinator during his second year. In addition, Charles has volunteered at Saturday Neighborhood Health Clinic, a free clinic run my medical students. During his first preclinical year, he served as course liaison, coordinating correspondence between the course master and the class and writing a final assessment of the course based on class survey results. Charles was also a member of the Surgery Intererst Group during his preclinical years.
Charles enjoys music and sports.
Charles is a mature and bright young man. He has proven himself to be a hard working and very capable medical student with the skills to be an excellent clinician. He is an extremely personable young man who is dedicated to patient care and committed to a career in general surgery. Charles's overall performance in the three years of required courses at Washington University School of Medicine places him in the middle third of the class, and he is recommended to you as an excellent candidate for postgraduate residency training.
Kathryn M. Diemer, M.D.
Assistant Dean for Career Counseling