All Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona students must pass NBDE Part I in order to be eligible to begin clinical instruction. If a student encounters a catastrophic event that prevents the student from taking the examination during that timeframe, the Dean may allow the student to enter the clinic schedule and take the examination at a later date as mutually agreed to by the student and Dean.
Students who fail to pass the NBDE Part I examination on their first attempt will be allowed to continue as registered students as noted below. The student:
Students who fail to pass the NBDE Part I examination on their second attempt will be allowed to continue as registered D2 students as noted below. The student:
Any student who fails to pass NBDE Part I examination for the third time needs to wait one full year prior to re-taking the examination per National Board rules and will be remanded to come before the Preclinical Student Promotion Committee and is subject to dismissal for failure to meet the academic requirements.
Passing any portion of a licensing examination is not a substitute for passing a Midwestern University course.