Title IX Advisor for Medical Students

No matter when it happens, being accused of an instance of sexual misconduct like sexual assault or even harassment can be a life-altering experience, even if they do not result in a conviction. However, when such an accusation gets levied against you while you are in college or medical school, the implications can become even more severe because they can throw your professional future into doubt and difficulty. Worse, if these accusations happen while you are in school, Title IX will impact how the proceedings go and will influence the process in a way that goes against your interests.

Having student discipline defense attorney Joseph D. Lento on your side in these terrible situations can make a big difference, especially if you want to protect your ability to go to medical school or become a doctor in the future. Contact attorney Lento online to get the help and advice you need.

The Role of Title IX in a Sexual Misconduct Case

An accusation of sexual misconduct takes on an entirely different complexity if it happens on the campus of a college or university in the U.S. This is because Title IX – the federal civil rights law that guarantees equal access to higher education, regardless of gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation – can hold a school's federal funding hostage if the school does not vigorously prosecute an instance of sexual misconduct on its campus. The pressures that this puts on a college or university to draw a claim of sexual assault or harassment to a quick conclusion can be so great that the person being accused loses their ability to raise an effective defense. Instead, students being accused frequently find themselves facing a school that wants to rush to a conviction, strapped into a hearing process run by the school, itself.

The result might seem like a foregone conclusion, but it has especially dire repercussions if your professional aspirations involve being a doctor or obtaining a medical degree: the blemish that a Title IX violation can put on your academic history can make the rest of the process an even greater uphill struggle.

Applying to Medical School with a Title IX Violation

Medical schools only take a very small percentage of the applicants who want admission, with some of the choice programs accepting fewer than five percent of the people who send in completed application forms. With competition so fierce, schools look for any reason they can find to eliminate potential applicants from the pool and will dig deep into a candidate's past in search of evidence that can make or break an application.

If you have a Title IX violation listed on your undergraduate transcript, many schools will see that as reason enough to accept another candidate, instead. Even trying to hide a past Title IX violation by not disclosing it on your medical school application can be damning, as well – Title IX violations are typically listed quite prominently on a student's transcript or in school records; sources that a medical school's investigation will likely start, first. When evidence of the undisclosed Title IX violation is found, the steps taken to conceal it will be especially damning.

This makes it absolutely critical to vigorously defend against an allegation of sexual assault or sexual harassment that implicates Title IX. Only by preventing a violation from getting on your record can you rest assured that your goals of getting into medical school will be protected and will not be thrown into doubt.

Residency Opportunities and Title IX Violations

Even if you are able to gain admission into medical school with a Title IX violation or incident on your academic record – or if you get accused of violating Title IX while you were in medical school – your residency opportunities will likely be affected by a past violation. While the exact influence that a Title IX violation can have is unknown – The Match process for pairing students with residency programs is a closely-guarded one – there is little doubt that such a blemish on your background can alter the outcome.

Employment Opportunities

Finally, a Title IX violation in your past can also impact your ability to find a job as a doctor, even after you have graduated from medical school, passed your residency requirements, and done everything else needed to enter the medical field. Despite the relatively low number of doctors on the hiring market, hospitals and offices can still afford to be picky and selective about who they bring on staff. Like medical schools before them, choice facilities will likely use a Title IX violation as a reason to disfavor one applicant and hire another, instead.

This is especially true in medical fields that see doctors, surgeons, and other healthcare professionals regularly being put in one-on-one settings with patients, particularly when those patients are put under anesthesia for medical procedures. Made wary by the sexual nature of a Title IX violation, medical facilities will take efforts to avoid this situation arising, knowing that they might be held liable for hiring someone that they knew had a prior instance of sexual misconduct and then putting them in a situation where it could happen, again. The best way for these facilities to protect themselves from such situations is to not hire anyone with something like a Title IX violation in their past – a practice that makes it far more difficult to get a job for those with such a violation on their record.

Joseph D. Lento Advises Medical Students in Title IX Cases

If you have career aspirations of being a doctor but are facing allegations of sexual misconduct that implicate Title IX, there is a lot on the line that you need to protect. The best way to protect your interests and your future career is to hire an attorney who will defend you from these baseless accusations.

Reach out to the law firm of student discipline defense attorney and Title IX advisor Joseph D. Lento by contacting him online or by phone at 888-535-3686. He represents medical students in person and advises them remotely on how to proceed to make certain their academic and professional goals and interests are protected.

U.S. medical schools where Joseph D. Lento can help as your or your student's Title IX advisor during investigations, hearings, and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following medical schools:

Alabama

  • University of Alabama School of Medicine - Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, and Selma, AL
  • University of South Alabama College of Medicine - Mobile, AL

Arizona

  • Mayo Medical School - Scottsdale, AZ
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tuscon, AZ
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix, AZ

Arkansas

  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences / UAMS College of Medicine Little Rock and Fayetteville, AK

California

  • California Northstate, University College of Medicine - Elk Grove, CA
  • California University of Science and Medicine - San Bernardino, CA
  • Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science - Willowbrook, CA
  • Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA
  • Loma Linda University School of Medicine - Loma Linda, CA
  • Stanford University School of Medicine - Palo Alto and San Francisco, CA
  • University of California, Davis School of Medicine - Sacremento, CA
  • University of California, Irvine School of Medicine - Irvine, CA
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA - Los Angeles, CA
  • University of California, Riverside School of Medicine - Riverside, CA
  • University of California, San Diego School of Medicine - San Diego, CA
  • UCSF School of Medicine - San Francisco, CA

Colorado

  • University of Colorado School of Medicine - Aurora, CO

Connecticut

  • Frank H. Netter M.D. School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University - North Haven, CT
  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine - Farmington, CT
  • Yale School of Medicine - New Haven, CT

Washington, D.C.

  • Georgetown University School of Medicine - Washington, D.C.
  • Howard University College of Medicine - Washington, D.C.

Florida

  • Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine - Boca Raton, FL
  • Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine - Miami, FL
  • Florida State University College of Medicine - Tallahassee, FL
  • University of Central Florida College of Medicine - Orlando, FL
  • University of Florida College of Medicine - Gainesville and Jacksonville, FL
  • University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine - Miami, FL
  • University of South Florida College of Medicine - Tampa, FL

Georgia

  • Emory University School of Medicine - Atlanta, GA
  • Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University - Augusta and Athens, GA
  • Mercer University School of Medicine - Macon, GA
  • Morehouse School of Medicine - Atlanta, GA

Hawaii

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine - Honolulu, HI

Illinois

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Carle Illinois College of Medicine - Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • Loyola University College Stritch School of Medicine - Marywood, IL
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - Chicago, IL
  • Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science - North Chicago, IL
  • Rush Medical College - Chicago, IL
  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine - Springfield, IL
  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine - Chicago, IL
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine - Chicago, Peoria, and Rockford

Indiana

  • Indiana University School of Medicine - Indianapolis, Bloomington, Fort Wayne, Terre Haute, South Bend, Lagayette, Gary, Evansville, Muncie, IN

Iowa

  • University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine - Iowa City, IA

Kansas

  • University of Kansas School of Medicine - Kansas City, Wichita, Salina, KS

Kentucky

  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine - Lexington, KY
  • University of Louisville School of Medicine - Louisville, KY

Louisiana

  • University School Medicine in New Orleans - New Orleans, LA
  • Louisiana State University of Medicine in Shreveport - Shreveport, LA
  • Tulane University School of Medicine - New Orleans, LA

Maryland

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Baltimore, MD
  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine - Bethesda, MD
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine - Baltimore, MD

Massachusetts

  • Boston University School of Medicine - Boston, MA
  • Harvard Medical School - Boston, MA
  • Tuft University School of Medicine - Boston, MA
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School - Worcester, MA

Michigan

  • University College of Medicine - Mount Pleasant, MI
  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine - East Lansing and Grand Rapids, MI
  • University of Michigan Medical School - Ann Arbor, MI
  • Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine - Rochester, MI
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine - Detroit, MI
  • Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine - Kalamazoo, MI

Minnesota

  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine - Rochester, MN
  • University of Minnesota Medical School - Minneapolis and Duluth, MN

Mississippi

  • University of Mississippi School of Medicine - Jackson, MS

Missouri

  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine - St. Louis, MO
  • University of Missouri School - Columbia School of Medicine - Columbia, MO
  • University of Missouri - Kansas School of Medicine - Kansas City, MO
  • Washington University School of Medicine - St. Louis, MO

Nebraska

  • Creighton University School of Medicine - Omaha, NE
  • University of Nebraska College of Medicine - Omaha, NE

Nevada

  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine - Las Vegas, NV
  • University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine - Reno, NV

New Hampshire

  • Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine - Hanover, NH

New Jersey

  • Cooper Medical School of Rowan University - Camden, NJ
  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School - Newark, NJ
  • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School - Piscataway and New Brunswick, NJ

New Mexico

  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine - Albuquerque, NM

New York

  • Albany Medical College - Albany, NY
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine - The Bronx, NY
  • Columbia University Roy and Diana Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons - Manhattan, NY
  • CUNY School of Medicine - Harlem, NY
  • Donald and Barbara School of Medicine at Hofstra / Northwell - Hempstead, NY
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai - Manhattan, NY
  • New York Medical College - Valhalla, NY
  • New York University School of Medicine - Manhattan, NY
  • Stony Brook University School of Medicine - Stony Brook, NY
  • State University of New York Upstate Medical University - Syracuse, NY
  • State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine - Brooklyn, NY
  • Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo - Buffalo, NY
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry - Rochester, NY
  • Weill Cornell Medical College - Manhattan, NY

North Carolina

  • The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University - Greenville, NC
  • Duke University School of Medicine - Durham, NC
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Wake Forest School of Medicine - Winston-Salem, NC

North Dakota

  • University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences - Grand Forks, ND

Ohio

  • Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University - Dayton, OH
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine - Cleveland, OH
  • Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine - Cleveland, OH
  • Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine - Rootstown, OH
  • The Ohio State University College of Medicine - Columbus, OH
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine - Cincinnati, OH
  • University of Toledo College of Medicine - Toledo, OH

Oklahoma

  • University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine - Tulsa, OK

Oregon

  • Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine - Portland, OH

Pennsylvania

  • Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine - Scranton, PA
  • Drexel University College of Medicine - Philadelphia, PA
  • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine - Hershey, PA
  • Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University - Philadelphia, PA
  • Temple University School of Medicine - Philadelphia, PA
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine - Pittsburgh, PA

Puerto Rico

  • Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine - Bayamon, PR
  • Ponce School of Medicine - Ponce, PR
  • San Juan Bautista School of Medicine - Caguas, PR
  • University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine - San Juan, PR

Rhode Island

  • Albert Medical School at Brown University - Providence, RI

South Carolina

  • Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine - Charleston, SC
  • University of South Carolina School of Medicine - Charleston, SC
  • University of South Carolina School of Medicine - Columbia, SC
  • University of South Carolina School of Medicine - Greenville, SC

South Dakota

  • Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota - Vermillon, SD

Tennessee

  • East Tennessee Sate University James H. Quillen College of Medicine - Johnson City, TN
  • Meharry Medical College School of Medicine - Nashville, TN
  • University of Tennessee College of Medicine - Memphis, TN
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine - Nashville, TN

Texas

  • Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, TX
  • Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine - El Paso, TX
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine - El Paso, TX
  • University of North Texas Health Science Center - Texas Christian University - Fort Worth, TX
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine - Lubbock, TX
  • University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine - Galveston, TX
  • University of Texas Medical School at Houston - Houston, TX
  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine - Edinburg, TX
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas - Dallas, TX
  • Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX

Utah

  • University of Utah School of Medicine - Salt Lake City, UT

Vermont

  • University of Vermont College of Medicine - Burlington, VA

Virginia

  • Eastern Virginia Medical School - Norfolk, VA
  • University of Virginia School of Medicine - Charlottesville, VA
  • VCU School of Medicine, Medical College of Virginia Health Sciences Division - Richmond, VA
  • Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute - Roanoke, VA

Washington

  • University of Washington School of Medicine - Seattle, WA
  • Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine - Spokane, WA

West Virginia

  • Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University - Huntington, WV
  • West Virginia University School of Medicine - Morgantown, Charleston, Martinsburg, WV

Wisconsin

  • Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI
  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health - Madison, WI

Title IX violations and Title IX charges can change an accused medical student's life if not defended against properly and as early as possible during the disciplinary process, and Joseph D. Lento has nearly a decade of experience passionately fighting for the future of his clients at universities and colleges throughout the nation. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead, prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being. Joseph Lento is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, is admitted as an attorney pro hac vice in state and federal court if needed when representing clients nationwide, and serves as a Title IX advisor and educational consultant to medical students facing disciplinary cases throughout the nation. Make certain your or your medical student's interests are protected - Contact National Title IX attorney Joseph D. Lento today.

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