If you're a student at a medical school in Washington and you're facing disciplinary action of any kind, it's important to take necessary precautions, take a step back. Make certain 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. Whatever the disciplinary action may involve, if it involves not meeting academic progress, facing remediation, facing dismissal from medical school, academic integrity concerns, Title IX sexual misconduct charges, a medical student has a lot to lose.
A medical student can face lesser residency and employment opportunities, reduced career earning potential if the case is not successfully resolved. It's key to understand how your medical school will address and resolve the case. Your school will have specific policies in that regard. That must be understood. A school unfortunately, may not follow its own rules at times. Schools often and are in a rush to judgment. They do not look out for an accused student's rights and interests and at times they don't play by their own rules. Understanding that is also a consideration in terms of achieving a favorable outcome. Having an experienced attorney-advisor in your corner from the start of the process can help navigate the process, can help protect the accused students' rights and interests and can potentially help allow for a more favorable outcome.