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Student Promotion and Graduation Committee, Preclinical and Clinical, Guidelines for Course and Rotation Failures*

Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

Clinical Rotation or Didactic Course

Usual Action*

Academic Status

Repeat Course Timing**

Action Following Remediation

All Passed

Promote or Graduate*

 Good Standing

N/A

 N/A

One course or rotation failure

Retake Course/Rotation, or ESP

Warning

Summer, ESP, or next available rotation replacement, as approved by the Department Chair

Pass: Promote

Fail: Extended Study Program or Suspension

Two course or rotation failures (different quarters)

Retake Course/Rotation, or Extended Study Program

Warning or  Probation

Summer, or next available rotation placement, as approved by the Department Chair

Pass: Promote

Fail: Extended Study Program or Suspension

Two course or rotation failures (same quarter)

ESP

Probation

Next Academic Year

Pass:  Promote

Fail: Dismiss

Three course or rotation failures (over more than one academic year)

ESP

Probation

Next Academic Year

Pass: Promote

Fail: Dismiss

Three course or rotation failures (same academic year) or four course or rotation failures (over more than one academic year)

Recommend Dismissal 

* Action may be modified by the Student Promotion and Graduation Committee, Preclinical or Clinical.
** Course repeat schedule is at the discretion of the Student Promotion and Graduation Committee, Preclinical or Clinical. 

Failures in elective courses carry the same weight as failures in core curriculum courses.

Withdrawal/Failing grade (W/F) may be considered a course failure by the Student Promotion and Graduation Committee, Preclinical or Clinical.