If you're a student at a medical school in Virginia and you're facing disciplinary action of any kind, it's critical to take necessary precautions. Take a step back, make sure that you have a dedicated person in your corner from the start of the process. Do not speak to the school or others without taking the necessary precautions, too much is at stake. 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, a medical student has a lot to lose.
A medical student can face reduced career earning potential, lesser employment, and residency opportunities if the case is not successfully handled. Understanding how your medical school will address and resolve your case is key. Your school will have specific policies in that regard, it has to be understood, is going to be dictated by the nature of the case itself. Also understanding that medical schools are often in a rush to judgment and do not bear in mind a student's rights and interest and at times may not play by their own rules is also a consideration. Having an experienced attorney advisor in your corner from the start can help navigate the process, can protect the students' rights and interests, and can potentially allow for a more favorable outcome.