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Student Promotion and Graduation Committee, Clinical, Guidelines for COMLEX-USA Failures*

Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

Exam

Usual Action*

Academic Status

Repeat Exam Timing**

Action Following Retake*

All Passed

Continue in program

Good standing

 

 

One COMLEX-USA failure (any of COMLEX-USA Level 1, COMLEX-USA Level 2 CE or COMLEX-USA Level 2 PE examinations)

Retake failed COMLEX-USA component after study and remediation plan is complete

Probation

Retake  period will be determined by either the Dean's Office or the Clinical Promotions Committee and shall not exceed four months.

Pass: Continue in program

Fail: See next row

Two or three COMLEX-USA failures (any combination of COMLEX-USA Level 1, COMLEX-USA Level 2 CE or COMLEX-USA Level 2 PE examinations)

In-person review course prior to re-take

Suspension *** until passing score received

Retake period will be determined by the Clinical Promotions Committee  and shall not exceed four months. 

Pass: Continue in program

Fail: See next row 

Three COMLEX-USA failures (same COMLEX-USA Level examination)

Recommend Dismissal

Four COMLEX-USA failures (any combination of COMLEX-USA Level 1, COMLEX-USA Level 2 CE or COMLEX-USA Level 2 PE) Recommend Dismissal

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

*** Suspension is noted on the student's transcript and academic record; probation is noted in the academic record.