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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 Course Timing**

Action Following Retake*

All Passed

 Continue in program

Good standing

 N/A

 N/A

One COMLEX-USA failure 

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

***Academic probation until passed (may include one or more months of mandatory academic leave of absence).

Retake  period will be determined by either the Dean's Office or the Student Promotion and Graduation Committee (Clinical) and shall not exceed four months.

Pass: Continue in program

Fail: See next row

Two COMLEX-USA failures 

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

***Academic probation until passed (may include one or more months of mandatory academic leave of absence.

Retake period will be determined by the Student Promotion and Graduation Committee (Clinical) and shall not exceed four months.  

Pass: Continue in program

Fail: See next row 

Three COMLEX-USA failures 

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.

*** An academic leave of absence is noted on the student's transcript and academic record; probation is noted in the academic record. Both may be reported in the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE).