The Promotions Committee reviews the academic performance of students in the preclinical and clinical years. The committee meets as needed to review academic and professional progress of students and considers student cases of academic failure, or identified academic deficiencies, as well as circumstances in which students have not met the professional standards set forth in the Osteopathic Oath. Students who attain satisfactory academic and professional progress are promoted to the next academic year provided all tuition and fees have been paid.
Students with one failure have the option of meeting with the Promotions Committee but are not required to do so. Students with two or more failures are required to meet with the Promotions Committee. Failure to appear, when required, may result in disciplinary action and does not constitute a reason for appeal. Decisions of the committee are confidentially sent to the affected students. The right of appeal exists and is described elsewhere in this catalog. Appeals must be filed in writing with the Dean within three business days following official notification of the committee's decision. The Promotions Committee also recommends to the Faculty Senate for graduation those students who have successfully completed curricular requirements, who have passed COMLEX-USA Level 1 and Level 2 CE and PE of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, and who have paid all tuition and fees.