Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Downers Grove, IL Campus


Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Matriculation in medical school is a privilege, not a right. Therefore, a student may be dismissed for any of the following reasons:

  1. Failure to exhibit the personal and professional qualifications that are prerequisite to the practice of medicine such as acts of dishonesty (including but not limited to cheating on exams, falsifying patient records/logs and plagiarizing)
  2. Violation of MWU and CCOM rules and regulations that have been stipulated to be grounds for dismissal
  3. Failure to achieve minimum academic standards in courses, rotations and with COMLEX-USA examinations
  4. Falsification of admissions records
  5. Failure to meet and maintain technical standards
  6. Irregular behavior during COMLEX-USA testing

Students who accumulate three or more failure equivalents in a single academic year, and Extended Study Program students who accumulate two failure equivalents, are recommended for dismissal. Students who receive four cumulative course or rotation failure equivalents, or who fail the COMLEX-USA Level 1 or 2-CE or 2-PE three times, are recommended for dismissal. Dismissal is the course of action for students who accumulate a total of four COMLEX-USA failures. The Promotions Committee reserves the right to change its usual actions for reasons of additional consideration. All decisions of the Promotions Committee may be appealed to the Dean in accordance with policies found in this handbook.

Readmission After Dismissal for Poor Academic Performance

Students who have been dismissed due to poor academic performance and/or COMLEX-USA failures are not eligible for readmission to CCOM.