It is the policy of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix that students are allowed to apply to more than one Certificate of Distinction (COD). However, in the event that a student is accepted into more than one COD, the student must declare only one COD to pursue in its entirety, and will receive only one COD upon completion.

Students may engage in COD activities, such as seminars, workshops or experiences, without being accepted into or declaring that particular COD.

A passing grade in all curricular units* is required to remain in any COD. Failure in any curricular unit or receipt of three or more Level 1 ratings in behavioral competencies renders the student ineligible to receive a COD upon graduation. Any exception to this must be approved by the Student Progress Committee.

The creation of any new COD must be approved by the Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs and the Curriculum Committee.

*Any component of the curriculum where a grade is earned, including blocks, courses, clerkships, electives and selectives.

Curriculum Committee
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