Matriculation in medical school is a privilege, not a right. Therefore, a student may be dismissed for any of the following reasons:
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 failure equivalents in the preclinical or clinical years or who fail the COMLEX-USA Level 1 or 2 three times are recommended for dismissal. 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.