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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.

For third-year rotations other than Primary Care/VA, students who are unable to successfully complete a 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 (remediate) the entire rotation before they proceed to the fourth year.For all clinical rotations and courses, students must refer to the course or rotation syllabus for specific requirements and details. 

Please see the Academic and Summary Dismissals policy for further information on rotation failures. 

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 4xxxx-level courses or rotations with a failure in any third-year course or clinical rotation. All 4xx-level clinical rotations follow the national calendar.

For full policies and requirements as they relate to clinic, please see the Clinic Orientation Handbook.