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The outpatient treatment center and its allied extension clinics exist not only for the purpose of educating podiatric medical students, but also to serve the community at large. The delivery of podiatric health care to the public, as well as the delivery of podiatric education to third- and fourth-year students, is under the direction of the dean of the college. During each of the clinical rotations, students are exposed to a variety of clinical materials and also have an opportunity to serve the public through participation in ultra-marathon and marathon treatment stations, foot screenings and other community activities.

The policy and procedures governing the operation of the Cleveland Foot and Ankle Clinic are in place to assure quality care and education. Conformance to these policies and procedures by students is necessary to assure that educational outcomes are met and quality patient care delivered. Examples include, but are not limited to medical records, attendance, minor surgery, etc.

Students who are unable to successfully a complete rotation exam will be given the opportunity to sit for one re-exam. Students who are not successful at passing this re-exam will fail the rotation and must repeat or remediate it before they proceed to the fourth year.

Any student who fails a repeated or remediated rotation will be academically dismissed from the College of Podiatric Medicine and may appeal, but not continue. In the event of an appeal and readmission, if the student again fails that rotation, he/she will be summarily dismissed from the college without the right to appeal.

No student may proceed to any fourth-year rotation without having first satisfactorily completed all prior courses and clinical rotations. A student may not continue onto clerkships with an outstanding incomplete grade or failure in third-year clinical rotations.