Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College

Getting into dental school is an incredible accomplishment. You have worked so hard in your undergraduate career to get here, and it can feel overwhelming and upsetting if you are unable to meet your school's high expectations. Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College is committed to promoting inclusivity, ethical behavior, and social responsibility and to advancing the careers and professional aspirations of its students. To do so, they expect their students to uphold their strict academic and professional guidelines. With all this pressure, it's no wonder some students crumble under the weight of it all.

If you or someone you love is facing a dismissal proceeding or having a hard time getting into a remediation program, an attorney-advisor can help. Call our offices today.

Touro College of Dental Medicine Code of Conduct

All universities have specific codes of conduct they expect their students to abide by, and Touro College is no different. Students are expected to uphold professional and ethical behaviors like providing compassionate and ethical care to a diverse network of patients, communicating effectively with peers, other professionals, and patients, and understanding the importance of life-long learning. They are also expected to apply critical thinking, comply with federal, state, and local regulations, and maintain patient confidentiality.

In addition to these requirements, students are required to encourage academic integrity. If a student is found to have violated the academic integrity of the university, they will be referred for disciplinary charges, which might include dismissal depending on the severity of the behavior. Behaviors that might cause issues for students are those that involve academic misconduct, such as:

  • Cheating: utilizing unauthorized materials on an exam or assignment or helping someone else use unauthorized materials on an exam or assignment
  • Plagiarism: using someone else's ideas or work as if it were your own on an exam or assignment, or not citing a reference correctly in a paper
  • Fabrication: presenting information as if it is factual
  • Helping other students commit academic dishonesty

If you find yourself being notified of a similar issue, an attorney-advisor can help you mitigate any unnecessary punishments you might face.

Remediation at Touro College of Dental Medicine

In graduate school, students are expected to proceed through their program in a timely manner. In fact, the university usually stipulates exactly how long a student has to complete their degree. If a student has a hard time passing courses, they will not be able to progress on that timeline. So, at the end of every academic year, Touro College of Dental Medicine will review each student's file to determine if they are progressing accordingly. If they are not, the university may decide to place the student on a remediation plan in the hopes that they will learn the required knowledge and skills and get back on track.

The Student Academic Performance Review Committee (SAPRC) will recommend if the student should take their failed course at another institution, repeat the course at Touro, or be dismissed from the program altogether. An attorney-advisor may accompany you during these proceedings to ensure the university is upholding your due process rights.

Dismissal Proceedings at Touro College of Dental Medicine

When the university reviews the student's file and determines that they are not meeting the institutional requirements to continue their enrollment, they will be referred for dismissal. At Touro College, students can be referred for having more than one failing grade, failing a course a second time, not successfully remediating, violating the professional and ethical conduct the university expects of their students, or marginal passing scores. Once the SAPRC determines that a student should be dismissed, the student will have five business days from being notified of it to submit a written appeal. An Ad Hoc Committee will meet with the student to hear their side of the story. The same is true if the student does not agree with the remediation plan they have been placed on. They will have five days to appeal that decision as well.

During this hearing, the student must present evidence on the basis of their appeal. The Ad Hoc Committee will meet privately after the hearing to determine their decision. If they decide to dismiss the student, the student will be notified within ten business days of the meeting. This appeal decision is final and cannot be further appealed.

If filing an appeal feels overwhelming, reach out to an attorney-advisor. Attorney-advisors understand the importance of an appeal and how to best approach it. You do not have to weather this storm alone. An attorney-advisor can help.

How an Experienced Attorney-Advisor Can Help

Dismissal proceedings can feel incredibly overwhelming. Where do you start? Who do you ask for help? Not to mention the consequences that follow a failed dismissal proceeding, including mental health struggles, student loan repayments, and difficulty getting into another dental school program to finish your education. Attorney Joseph D. Lento and Lento Law Firm have years of experience helping dental students who have found themselves in a similar situation. They will work tirelessly to gather evidence and witnesses to create a strong defense, guaranteeing you the best possible outcome for your case. Call our offices today at 888-535-3686 to schedule a consultation or visit us online.

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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 the Lento Law Firm today, and let us help secure your academic career.

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