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Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501
At the end of
the academic year, the Promotion & Matriculation Committee will evaluate
student performance. This committee reviews all transcripts, records and
reports to determine if the student has fulfilled all academic requirements,
has maintained the standards of ethical, moral, personal and professional
conduct required for the continued study of osteopathic medicine and is
considered mentally and emotionally fit to become a physician. The Promotion
& Matriculation Committee certifies the student’s eligibility for promotion
to the succeeding year.
At a faculty meeting preceding commencement, the Promotion & Matriculation Committee certifies to the faculty the names of those students eligible for the degree Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, contingent upon the successful completion of all academic, professional and financial requirements of KYCOM. The faculty will entertain a motion to approve the candidates and submit the list to the board for approval.
considered for promotion one academic year at a time. Eligibility for promotion
to the next higher academic year or to start clinical rotations is determined
by the student’s successful completion of the appropriate academic,
professional and financial requirements of KYCOM. The Promotion &
Matriculation Committee also considers reports concerning attendance, conduct
and potential professional attributes. Students with failures or incompletes
are not eligible for promotion.
KYCOM, upon the recommendation of the Promotion & Matriculation Committee and action of the Dean, reserves the right to require at any time that a student be placed on probation or be suspended who has failed to maintain acceptable standards of academic performance as specified in the KYCOM Student Handbook. Probation or suspension may also be required by KYCOM for any student who fails to maintain ethical, moral, personal or professional conduct; or who fails to abide by KYCOM policies, rules and regulations or has failed to fulfill legal or financial obligations; or is considered to be mentally or emotionally unfit or impaired.
are two semesters and a summer term in an academic year. Students are evaluated
on the basis of their performance on assignments as well as on their
achievements on regularly scheduled written and practical examinations. The
results of the examinations, along with reports concerning attendance, conduct
and potential professional attributes, are considered by the Promotion &
Matriculation Committee as they determine eligibility for promotion or
70 percent is the minimum acceptable passing percentage grade. Below 70 percent will be considered failing. Incompletes due to the fault of the student may be made up with no percentage grade above 70 percent. Incompletes, under extenuating circumstances beyond the student’s control, may be made up with a percentage grade of 70 percent or better.
results of examinations and reports concerning attendance, conduct and potential
professional attributes are submitted to the Promotion & Matriculation
Committee by the Office of Student Affairs. The committee determines the
student’s eligibility for promotion or graduation.
student whose cumulative percentage grade average falls below 70 percent at the
close of any term is automatically on probation the following term. This
average is only one criterion for academic probationary status. The Promotion
& Matriculation Committee may recommend probationary status even though a
student’s average is 70 percent or higher. A student who has been placed on
probation is precluded from active participation in KYCOM-sponsored
extracurricular events or organizations, and may not hold the position of class
officer or club officer. The record of each student will be reviewed after each
testing period. At the end of the academic year, the Promotion &
Matriculation Committee may recommend promotion to the following year,
repetition of the year just completed, repetition of specific courses, makeup
examinations or summer courses or dismissal.
must remediate all failures and/or incompletes (F’s or INC’s) prior to
beginning the next higher year. The student is on probation until the failures
and/or incompletes are successfully remedied in a timely manner. A student who
has a failure or an incomplete on his or her record, regardless of his or her
grade-point average, must receive prior approval of the Promotion &
Matriculation Committee before making arrangements with the appropriate department
chair for a remedial course or examination to remove the failure or incomplete.
A student who has an incomplete (INC) on his or her record due to an excused absence may make arrangements with the appropriate department chair without prior approval of the committee.
Upon the recommendation of the committee, failures may be removed by passing a remedial course or examination at KYCOM, or by earning a 70 percent grade or better at another college acceptable to the appropriate department chair and with the concurrence of the appropriate Associate Dean and the Dean.