The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine was recently founded in 2010 in North Haven, Connecticut. Since then, the institution has rapidly begun to achieve national recognition in the realm of clinical education and research. The school's principles are based on creating an inclusive community of students that demonstrate personal integrity and support for one another. The standards for behavior and related policies are outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.
Besides rigid standards for academic performance that are often subject to remediation, each institution has expectations that students demonstrate professionalism and academic integrity. Medical students facing remedial or disciplinary action must promptly respond to mitigate these concerns. If these matters are left unresolved, the student may later encounter significant challenges in accessing preferred residency programs and employment opportunities. It is crucial to retain an experienced attorney-adviser that understands the process and will protect your rights to due process and best interests while working toward a favorable resolution.
Common Examples of Unprofessional Conduct
- Showing an inability to properly respond to stressful situations
- Exhibiting signs of impatience
- Putting forth a minimal effort in the classroom or clinical settings
The School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University expects “honesty, integrity, and respect in all interactions with patients, colleagues, and faculty.” The school adheres to the AMA Code of Ethics and when the principles are breached, the vice president, dean of students, or other designated members of the administration will enforce the Student Code of Conduct.
Those subject to the disciplinary process for lapses of professionalism or violations of academic integrity will be notified in writing, and are allowed to be heard in a meeting. The administration will respect privacy concerns and always allow for an opportunity to appeal any rulings.
Dismissal from the institution is appropriate for failing to comply with existing sanctions or for particularly serious issues. Decisions made by the case review team or hearing board decisions may be appealed to the vice president of academics. Any existing sanctions are “held in abeyance” until a ruling is made on an appeal.
After the completion of each semester, student performance is reviewed and those with deficiencies in academic, clinical, or professional achievement will be contacted. Any course where a failing grade is received must be repeated. Academic probation is typically the initial course of action, with suspension or dismissal reserved for subsequent concerns.
Effective Advisory Attorney for Medical Students
Medical school students have a great deal at stake when faced with disciplinary proceedings stemming from failing to meet academic standards, unprofessional conduct, academic integrity concerns, etc. The medical field maintains very high expectations for personal integrity and accountability. The best course of action for students is to promptly seek assistance from an experienced attorney-adviser.
Retaining seasoned advisory representation ensures the school's specific disciplinary provisions are properly interpreted and that you are afforded rights of due process. Joseph D. Lento is an attorney that understands the potentially adverse ramifications that may result and will support your best interests. Contact the office today at (888) 535-3686 for additional information.