What should I do if I am facing disciplinary action at a medical school in West Virginia?

If you're a student at a medical school facing disciplinary action of any kind, it's important 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 involve, if it involves not meeting academic progress, facing remediation, facing dismissal from medical school, academic integrity issues, Title IX sexual misconduct charges, a medical student has a lot to lose, unfortunately. A medical student can face lesser residency and employment opportunities, reduced career earning potential if the case is not successfully resolved.

Understanding your school's process is key. Your school will have specific provisions as to how a case will be handled. It's important to understand that. It's also important to understand that schools do not always follow their own processes if somebody is not looking out for that. Medical schools are often in a rush to judgment. They do not bear in mind a student's rights and interests and at times they do not play by their own rules. Having an experienced attorney-advisor in your corner from the start can navigate the process, can protect the student's rights and interests, and can potentially help allow for a more favorable outcome.

Contact Us Today!


If you, or your student, are facing any kind of disciplinary action, or other negative academic sanction, and are having feelings of uncertainty and anxiety for what the future may hold, contact our offices today, and let us help secure your academic career.

This website was created only for general information purposes. It is not intended to be construed as legal advice for any situation. Only a direct consultation with a licensed Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York attorney can provide you with formal legal counsel based on the unique details surrounding your situation. The pages on this website may contain links and contact information for third party organizations – the Lento Law Firm does not necessarily endorse these organizations nor the materials contained on their website.  In Pennsylvania, Attorney Joseph D. Lento represents clients throughout Pennsylvania's 67 counties, including, but not limited to Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Berks, Lancaster, Lehigh, and Northampton County.  In New Jersey, attorney Joseph D. Lento represents clients throughout New Jersey's 21 counties: Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren County,  In New York, Attorney Joseph D. Lento represents clients throughout New York's 62 counties.  Outside of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, unless attorney Joseph D. Lento is admitted pro hac vice if needed, his assistance may not constitute legal advice or the practice of law.  The decision to hire an attorney in Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania counties, New Jersey, New York, or nationwide should not be made solely on the strength of an advertisement. We invite you to contact the Lento Law Firm directly to inquire about our specific qualifications and experience. Communicating with the Lento Law Firm by email, phone, or fax does not create an attorney-client relationship.  The Lento Law Firm will serve as your official legal counsel upon a formal agreement from both parties. Any information sent to the Lento Law Firm before an attorney-client relationship is made is done on a non-confidential basis.