Two faculty committees of CDMA will review the academic performance of students: the Preclinical Student Promotion Committee for the first two years and the Clinical Student Promotion Committee for the third and fourth years.
Both promotion committees meet at the end of each academic quarter to assess the academic status of students with a F, a WF, an I or an IP grade and assess the progress of each student. Students who attain satisfactory academic and professional progress are promoted to the next academic quarter, provided all tuition and fees have been paid.
Students who are subject to dismissal are given the opportunity to meet with the appropriate Student Promotion Committee. Notification of the date, time, and place of the committee meeting is sent to the student at least 48 hours in advance by priority email and/or telephone. Students are invited to the meeting to give a statement, to teleconference into the meeting by telephone, or provide a statement by e-mail or in writing, should they so desire. Decisions of the committee are forwarded to the Dean and emailed to the student. The right of appeal exists and is described in the Appeals Process section. Appeals must be filed with the Dean within three working days following official notification of the committee decision.
Students who have successfully completed their clinical education, passed all of the competency evaluations, passed the NBDE Part I, and paid all tuition and fees, will be recommended for graduation to the Faculty Senate.