Medical Residents - Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University's Top Value and Reputation

Medical residents at a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine graduate education program know that they have a good thing going. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is a preeminent medical institution. Any resident associated with a Johns Hopkins University medical program has every right to be proud. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's Office of Graduate Medical Education offers a wide range of medical residencies in many different specialties at some of the nation's top teaching hospitals. Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, both major teaching, clinical, and research facilities of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, are tops among those premier teaching hospitals. Johns Hopkins Bayview's residency programs, in particular, combine the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's world-class curriculum with a top-flight urban medical center. If you are a medical resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital or Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, or any other residency program associated with Johns Hopkins University, you are gaining great value and reputation towards a rewarding medical career.

Medical Resident Policies at Johns Hopkins University

A medical residency at a premier teaching hospital like Johns Hopkins Hospital or Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore isn't a walk in the park. Any medical residency, but especially one at a top-flight teaching hospital, has its standards that the medical resident must meet. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine's Office of Graduate Education maintains several policies setting forth those standards for the University's medical residents. Clearly, a Johns Hopkins medical residency sets the highest standards and expectations for residents in a most highly regulated professional environment. Johns Hopkins' policies for medical residents include:

  • Under conduct and supervision, a code of conduct, grievance procedure, personal relationships policy, policy on evaluation, promotion, and nonrenewal, and a policy on remediation, probation, suspension, and dismissal of residents
  • Under duty hours, a policy and procedures on clinical hours and education
  • Under employment, a criminal background check policy, drug and alcohol policy, non-discrimination policy, physical impairment policy, mandatory immunizations and vaccinations policy, and policy on resident recruitment, appointment, and eligibility
  • Under learner mistreatment, an anti-harassment policy and teacher/learner policy
  • Under leave and vacation, sick leave, vacation, and non-medical leave policies
  • Under moonlighting, policies on clinical and non-clinical extra-curricular activities
  • Under patient care, policies on patient handoffs, independent practice, billing, and telemedicine

Risks of Violating Johns Hopkins University Resident Policies

The many above policies make it quite clear that medical residents at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Hospital or Bayview Medical Center, or another Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine residency program, can face performance, professionalism, and other significant issues for policy violations. Several of those policies, particularly the Office of Graduate Education's code of conduct and policy on evaluation, promotion, and nonrenewal, expressly provide for suspension, termination, or nonrenewal of the Johns Hopkins medical residency. The risk of a serious policy violation is, in other words, loss of the medical residency. Losing a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine medical residency is like losing a golden ticket. The rewards of a medical career following fast on the heels of a successful Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine residency can be enormous, not just in financial terms but in reputation, challenge, satisfaction, and professional advancement. If not properly handled, charges relating to unprofessional conduct, failure to satisfactorily progress, personal misconduct, or other performance, character, or fitness issues can cripple the resident's career. You have a tremendous amount riding on your Johns Hopkins University medical residency. Don't lose your investment and opportunity by mishandling a serious medical residency issue.

Protective Procedures for John Hopkins University Residents

Fortunately, the above Johns Hopkins University Office of Graduate Medical Education policies generally include procedures offering medical residents protection against arbitrary program actions. Although Johns Hopkins University is a private rather than public institution, the University and its residency programs generally commit to providing residents with due process before adversely affecting the resident's property interest in completing the program. Due process includes notice of the disciplinary charges or other issues and a fair opportunity for the resident to tell the resident's side of the story in defense of the charges. For example, if Johns Hopkins Hospital or Bayview Medical Center determines to suspend, dismiss, or non-renew a medical resident, the resident should have a reasonable opportunity to challenge the action before a residency program promotion committee. That committee should be composed of fair-minded program officials without bias or conflict of interest. Professionalism, progression, or misconduct charges and risks of suspension, dismissal, or nonrenewal may surprise and frighten you. But you should have a good opportunity to defend and defeat the charges.

Johns Hopkins University Resident Winning Representation

Don't, though, assume that you'll get a fair shake in any such hearing unless you retain qualified attorney-advisor representation. Procedures are one thing, while invoking them is another thing. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine may have protective procedures, but that doesn't necessarily mean that every official in every case will follow those procedures. Retain premier medical resident attorney-advisor Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm medical resident defense team to ensure that your Johns Hopkins University medical residency program gives you the full and fair chance to explain why you should get to complete the program. Advisor Lento can appear on your behalf, communicate with program officials, answer charges, and help you gather and present evidence exonerating and mitigating evidence. Advisor Lento may also appeal findings, invoke policies for emergency relief, and negotiate alternative special relief through the University's general counsel or other oversight office. If you must withdraw from your residency, then advisor Lento can help you do so on the best terms that keep the door open for your return to complete a residency. Don't attempt to navigate complex procedures on your own. Get the professional help you need to preserve your medical education and career. Retain premier medical resident attorney Joseph D. Lento.

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