New York University Long Island School of Medicine

The New York University (NYU) Long Island School of Medicine is among the leading institutions in medical education, research, and innovation. The institution has partnered with NYU Langone Health to develop a unique accelerated program that allows students to complete the program in only three years. Although this new program is condensed, the University's commitment to professionalism and integrity is consistent with the highest of traditional standards.

Medical school students are expected to exhibit high levels of professionalism and integrity, which includes satisfying standards for academic performance and exemplary personal conduct. Based on the risks for failing to satisfy the requirements, medical students faced with academic remediation or disciplinary actions of all kinds must act quickly and appropriately. This includes discussing the issue with family and securing an attorney-adviser to provide critical guidance and support.

Examples of Deficiencies in Professionalism

  • Failing to admit or accept responsibility for shortcomings or errors
  • Not recognizing personal or professional limitations that place others at risk
  • Demonstrating insensitivity for the feelings or needs of patients or peers

The NYU policies explain that the study of medicine is not exclusively an “intellectual exercise.” Students are expected to exhibit the “physical, mental, emotional, social abilities, and professionalism” required for the medical profession when interacting with peers, faculty, patients, and the community. This includes adherence to the Medical Student Honor Code, which may informally resolve complaints if appropriate or proceed with the formal disciplinary process.

Possible Dismissal

The Student Progress/Promotion (SP/P) Committee is responsible for imposing sanctions according to the Remediation, Suspension, Dismissal, and Appeals Policy. Students that are suspended or dismissed may appeal to the dean within 10 days in writing explaining the basis for the appeal. An ad hoc committee of three faculty members may reassess these decisions and confer with the original investigators of the complaint when necessary.

Remediation Efforts

The SP/P Committee reviews student performance regularly and makes recommendations in conjunction with the dean of the school.  Students struggling to meet the minimum standards can appear and communicate with the Committee. Retaking courses and other remedial academic actions are possible. The Associate Dean of Students may determine that dismissal from the school is warranted.

Experienced Attorney Provides Advisory Representation for Medical School Students

Educational institutions recognize the importance of having future medical professionals that adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professionalism. Medical students must prioritize remediation and do what is needed to maintain a clean record free of disciplinary violations. If student transcripts indicate a pattern of misconduct or lack of integrity, it can impede admission to another medical school and limit future residency and employment options.

Medical students have already invested significant time and financial resources in pursuit of educational goals; therefore, too much is at stake when faced with suspension or dismissal from an institution for violating professional standards of conduct. Having assistance from an advisory lawyer is important to ensure you are treated fairly and your best interests are acknowledged. Contact attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm today for additional information at (888) 535-3686.

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