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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  one rotation failure

Retake course/rotation, or extended study program (ESP)

Warning

Summer, ESP, or on Committee recommended schedule 

Pass: Promote

Fail: Dismiss 

Any combination of course or rotation failures resulting in two failures

Retake courses/rotations, or  extended study program (ESP) 

Probation

Summer, ESP, or on Committee recommended schedule

Pass both: Promote

Fail either: Dismiss

Any combination of course or rotation failures resulting in three failures 

Recommend Dismissal

 

All course and/or rotation failures are cumulative throughout the duration of enrollment at AZCOM.

* 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 and non-core rotations may 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.