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Study: Grade inflation affects medical students

The Marquette Tribune, March 7, 2013

Medical students may be getting higher grades than they deserve because of grade inflation, according to a Harvard Medical School study published in the medical journal Taylor and Francis in January. The study was a nationwide survey of medical school clerkship directors, who are primarily responsible for determining the medical students’ grades. The results were similar to a 10-year-old study performed by UTMB’s Dr. Alice Speer, which also used a nationwide survey.


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