Matriculation in medical school is a privilege, not a right. Therefore, a student may be dismissed for any of the following reasons:
• Failure to exhibit the personal and professional qualifications that are prerequisites for the practice of medicine such as acts of dishonesty, including but not limited to cheating on exams, falsifying patient records/logs and plagiarizing;
1. Violation of MWU and CCOM rules and regulations stipulated as grounds for dismissal;
2. Failure to achieve minimum academic standards in courses, rotations and with COMLEX-USA examinations;
3. Falsification of admissions records;
4. Failure to meet and maintain technical standards;
5. Irregular behavior during COMLEX-USA testing;
6. Conviction of a felony or other criminal offense
7. Failure to report a criminal arrest
Students who fail three or more courses/rotations (in any combination) are recommended for dismissal. Students who accumulate three failures in any combination of the COMLEX-USA Level 1 and Level 2-CE examinations are recommended for dismissal. The Promotions Committee reserves the right to change its usual actions for reasons requiring additional consideration. All decisions of the Promotions Committee may be appealed to the CCOM Dean in accordance with the policies found elsewhere in this catalog.
Readmission After Dismissal for Poor Academic Performance
Students who withdraw when facing dismissal are not eligible for readmission. Students who have been dismissed are not eligible for readmission.