Maryland Medical Resident Defense Advisor

Maryland Medical Residencies

Maryland offers some of the premier medical residencies in the nation at highly regarded institutions like Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland Prince George's Hospital Center, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington Hospital Center, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Stony Brook University, and Georgetown-Washington Hospital Center. Maryland offers medical residencies in all of the popular specialty fields, including over a dozen programs in internal medicine and many more narrow specialty fields. If you are starting your medical career with a Maryland medical residency, you've likely made a good choice toward a rewarding career. You just need to complete your Maryland medical residency without discipline or dismissal for performance, professionalism, or personal reasons. If you face incompetence or misconduct charges in your Maryland medical residency program, retain medical resident defense advisor Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm to defend and defeat those charges. Attorney Lento has helped hundreds of individuals nationwide preserve their professional education and career against misconduct charges.

Maryland Medical Residency Support

The American Medical Association's Resident Health Section recognizes that having a strong support group for your medical residency is key to your residency success. A medical residency can overwhelm the resident, soon exhaust the resident, and eventually burn the resident out. Resident support groups that foster some modicum of work-life balance, like the Wellness Committee at the University of Maryland Medical Center, can make a great difference in preserving a resident's physical and mental health. Take advantage of your Maryland medical residency's wellness resources so that you do not face performance, professionalism, or personal issues due to the demands and stress of your residency. But even if you already face those issues with associated disciplinary charges, your Maryland medical residency support group and its resources can help you with a positive disciplinary workout. Residency programs don't want to dismiss stressed and under-performing residents. Your residency program may just need your retained medical resident defense advisor's help seeing that wellness referral is far more productive than discipline. If demands, stress, or burnout are part of your residency issue, retain medical resident defense advisor Joseph D. Lento to negotiate wellness referrals and to favorably resolve your disciplinary proceedings. An early consult and informal negotiation can hasten a positive resolution.

Maryland Medical Resident Professionalism

The extraordinary demands and stresses of a Maryland medical residency can lead a resident to unexpected professionalism issues. Even the best-formed and most stable individuals can find themselves facing surprising misconduct issues, like attendance problems, lack of concentration and attention, communication and demeanor issues, and drug or alcohol overuse and abuse when under unusual stress or when depressed. One National Library of Medicine study of medical resident professionalism lists inappropriate sexual relationships, rudeness, inattention to duties, refusing help, poor hygiene, and social media misuse among common professionalism problems. To discourage these and other professional misbehaviors, Maryland medical residencies impose professionalism codes patterned after the American Medical Association's Code of Medical Ethics. The AMA's Code of Medical Ethics addresses patient relationships, patient communications, patient confidentiality, patient end-of-life care, resident research integrity, resident support of community health, colleague relationships, and issues in the financing and delivery of healthcare. Violate your Maryland residency program's code of ethics and professionalism in any of these areas, and you could face dismissal as a sanction. Defend and defeat professionalism charges at your Maryland medical residency by retaining medical resident defense advisor Joseph D. Lento. Attorney Lento has helped hundreds of professionals nationwide preserve their reputation, practice, and future.

Maryland Medical Resident Competence

Maryland medical residences require not only professionalism but also performance. Maryland medical residents, like residents elsewhere, must meet quality of care standards. Your Maryland medical residency program likely patterns its care standards after the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) guidance for six core competencies. Those six core competencies include medical knowledge, patient care, ethics and professionalism, patient communications, practice-based learning, and systems-based practice. You have a lot to learn and high standards with which to comply in your Maryland medical residency. Competent practice also depends on having the necessary equipment, services, and support for your medical residency. You may, in other words, face performance issues not of your own making. Defend and defeat Maryland medical residency incompetence charges by retaining medical resident defense advisor Joseph D. Lento. Don't underestimate the threat of performance charges or the value of continuing and completing your Maryland medical residency.

Maryland Medical Residency Performance Issues

The nature of your specific Maryland medical residency misconduct charge does not affect your access to skilled, experienced, and aggressive advisor representation. Medical resident defense advisor Joseph D. Lento can help you defeat unfair, exaggerated, or unsupported Maryland medical residency performance, professionalism, or personal misconduct charges around common or uncommon issues, including falsifying patient records, breaching patient confidentiality, sexual harassment or other sexual misconduct, discrimination in the residency, physical abuse or threats, alcohol or drug issues, unprofessional conduct toward colleagues, patient abuse or neglect, or damaging hospital or medical center equipment. Get the help you need to preserve your Maryland medical residency.

Maryland Medical Residency Misconduct Process

Under constitutional and contractual obligations, Maryland medical residency misconduct proceedings must generally give the resident accused of misconduct fair notice of the allegations supporting the charge. The same obligations warrant at least some form of academic or professional administrative proceeding at which the accused resident can explain exonerating and mitigating circumstances surrounding the charge. The Code of Conduct Process applicable to residents in the University of Maryland Medical Center's programs is an example. Complaints go to an unbiased Medical Executive Committee that appoints a member to meet with the accused resident for an explanation. The full Committee may also call the accused resident to a meeting to discuss the charges. The Code of Conduct Process also grants the accused resident an appeal from any adverse decision recommending sanctions up to loss of privileges. While these procedures offer protections, don't attempt to represent yourself, and don't retain a local criminal attorney who lacks substantial experience in academic or professional administrative matters.

Maryland Medical Resident Defense Advisor

Instead, retain premier medical resident defense advisor Joseph D. Lento to help you defend and defeat your Maryland medical residency misconduct charges. Attorney-advisor Lento can put the above procedures to their best effect on your behalf. Even if you have lost your proceeding and any appeals already, attorney-advisor Lento may be able to negotiate alternative available relief through your program's general counsel office, ombuds office, or other oversight channel. Consult attorney-advisor Lento even if you have already been dismissed from your Maryland medical residency. Call 888.535.3686 or go online now.