If you're a student at a medical school in Rhode Island and you're facing disciplinary action of any kind, it's critical to take the necessary precautions. Take a step back. Let your family know what's going on. Do not speak to the school or others without taking the necessary precautions. Whatever the disciplinary action may entail, if it involves not meeting academic progress, facing remediation, facing dismissal from medical school, academic integrity issues, Title IX sexual misconduct charges, too much is at stake for a medical student. A medical student can face reduced career earning potential, lesser residency, and employment opportunities if the case is not successfully resolved.
It's critical to understand how your medical school is going to address and resolve the case. It's going to be determined by the specific issue at hand. It's also important to understand that, unfortunately, medical schools often are in a rush to judgment. They do not bear in mind an accused student's rights and interests. At times, they may not play by their own rules. An experienced attorney-adviser can help a medical student navigate the process, can protect the student's rights and interests, and can potentially allow for a more favorable outcome.