I have been accused by my university of violating professional standards, but I am just a student. Is this fair?

Is it fair? It may not be fair. Is it possible for a student to be accused of violating professional standards? Yes, in many instances. The professional standards would be, say, unique to the student's field of study or particular school. It's not necessarily limited to medical school, but often students that are in the, say, health sciences, be it medicine, nursing, physician's assistant, are going to be students that they tend to find themselves running afoul of professional standards more so than, say, students studying other fields. Engineering students, accounting students.

Any professional field often is going to have standards that a student has to be expected to comply with or maintain, even in their role as a student. A student can find themselves to be charged or in violation of professional standards. It is a serious allegation. It can affect both the short term and the long term, including future opportunities, especially with respect to, say, professional licensing.

Having an experienced attorney advisor will be your best ally to understand and navigate the process and to take the best steps forward and responding to the concern.

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If you, or your student, are facing any kind of disciplinary action, or other negative academic sanction, and are having feelings of uncertainty and anxiety for what the future may hold, contact our offices today, and let us help secure your academic career.

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