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The Student Promotion and Graduation Committee is charged with maintaining academic and professional standards of excellence in the preclinical courses as well clinical rotations. At a minimum, it meets after the conclusion of each academic quarter to assess the academic status of students with an academic failure, an incomplete, or an in-progress (IP) grade. The committee assesses the progress of each student at the end of the academic year. Students who attain satisfactory academic and professional progress are promoted to the next academic year, provided all tuition and fees have been paid. Students who accumulate 2 or more failures in the preclinical or clinical block are required to meet with the Promotion and Graduation Committee. Failure of the student to meet with the Student Promotion and Graduation Committee, when duly notified, does not constitute a reason for appeal. Students who have 1 failure have the option to meet with the committee but are not required to meet. Notification of the date, time and place of the committee meeting is sent to the student by priority e-mail to their official MWU e-mail account, or by telephone, at least 48 hours in advance. Decisions of the committee are confidentially e-mailed to the student's official MWU e-mail account. The right to appeal a grade exists and is described elsewhere in this catalog. The right to appeal a decision for dismissal, program extension or leave of absence must be filed in writing, using the student's official MWU e-mail account to the Dean of AZCPM within three working days following official notification of the committee decision.
The Student Promotion and Graduation Committee also recommends to the Faculty Senate for graduation those students who have successfully completed all curriculum requirements, who have passed APMLE Boards Part I and who have taken APMLE Boards Part II and the CSPE portion of the National Boards exams, and who have paid all tuition and fees.