What Happens if You Are Sabotaged by a Classmate in Medical School?

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Aug 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

It sounds like a movie: your jealous roommate or lab partner has sabotaged you in some way, getting you in trouble in medical school. Maybe they stole your lab paper or accused you of cheating on an assignment, either way, sabotage happens more often than not in high-stakes graduate schools like medical school. Everyone is hoping to graduate top of the class, get the best internships, and match with the best hospitals, but there are only so many spots. So, some students degrade themselves by hurting others, hoping to push the competition out of the way.

If you have been sabotaged by a fellow classmate and are now experiencing disciplinary hearings, call us today. Attorney Lento and Lento Law Firm have years of experience helping students in similar situations. You do not need to weather this storm alone.

Possible Consequences of Sabotage in Medical School

There are several negative consequences of failing a medical school class, exam, or other assignment. Generally, these involve being held back from promotions to the next module; having to retake exams, clinicals, or even full courses; or being dismissed from the medical school altogether. If a student sabotages you, it is extremely important to do everything you can to prove your side of the story.

For instance, if you are accused of cheating, the incident will be investigated, and you will be brought before a disciplinary board to determine which punishment to give you. Depending on the severity of the cheating, this could mean the difference between revocation of your rights on campus and being expelled completely.

If you are expelled for any reason, you will still owe the student loans you took out to attend school, and without a medical degree, these will be incredibly hard to pay back. Further, some students may begin to suffer from low self-esteem and mental health issues, especially if they were sabotaged.

How an Attorney-Advisor Can Help

Attorney Joseph D. Lento and Lento Law Firm understand how important the prospect of becoming a doctor is to students. They will work tirelessly to ensure your due process rights are upheld and the university hears your side of the story. You have done nothing wrong and do not deserve to be punished for someone else's actions. An attorney-advisor will gather witnesses and evidence to help create a solid defense on your behalf that is guaranteed to get you the best possible outcome.

Call 888-535-3686 today to schedule a consultation or sign up online. Disciplinary hearings are extremely nuanced, and some students can find the steps confusing. Working with an attorney-advisor will ensure you do not face any unnecessary consequences for someone else's actions.

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Joseph D. Lento

"I pride myself on having heart and driving hard to get results!" Attorney Joseph D. Lento passionately fights for the futures of his clients nationwide. Attorney Lento and his team represent students and others in disciplinary cases and various other proceedings at colleges and universities across the United States. Attorney Lento has helped countless students, professors, and others in academia at more than a thousand colleges and universities across the United States, and when necessary, he and his team have sought justice on behalf of clients in courts across the nation. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being. Joseph D. Lento is licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, is admitted pro hac vice as needed nationwide, and he can help you or your student address any school-related issue or concern anywhere in the United States.


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