Matriculation in medical school is a privilege, not a right. Therefore, a student can be dismissed for any of the following reasons:
Students who fail three or more courses in a single academic year, and Extended Study Program (ESP) students who accumulate two failures, usually receive a recommendation for dismissal. Students who receive four cumulative course failures during their enrollment at AZCOM, or who have failed any level of COMLEX-USA three times receive a recommendation for dismissal. The Committee reserves the right to change its usual actions for reasons of additional consideration. All decisions of the Preclinical Promotions Committee or Clinical Promotions Committee can be appealed to the Dean of AZCOM in accordance with policies found in this catalog.