If you're a student at a medical school in Washington D.C. and you're facing disciplinary action of any kind, it's critical 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. Too much is at stake. Whatever the disciplinary action may involve, if it involves not meeting academic progress, facing remediation, facing dismissal for medical school, academic integrity issues, Title IX sexual misconduct charges, a medical student has a lot to lose.
If the case is not successfully resolved, a medical student can face lesser residency and employment opportunities, career reduced earning potential. The case has to be successfully resolved. Understanding how your medical school will address and resolve the case is also a key. Your school is going to have specific policies in that regard that must be followed. Unfortunately, medical schools are often in a rush to judgment. They don't bear in mind a student's rights and interests and at times, they may not play by their own rules. Having an experienced attorney-advisor in your corner to navigate the process and to protect your rights and interests is key and can help potentially allow for a more favorable outcome.