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School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Policy
To codify the right of any student to appeal their dismissal from a health professions program (non-M.D.) in the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) for failure to meet academic standards or for professional or academic misconduct.
Health professions program (non-M.D.)
Any of the SMPH Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Genetic Counselor Studies, Master of Physician Assistant Studies, and Master of Public Health programs.
An ad hoc committee of at least four faculty or staff members of a program, including the program director. The review committee is charged with reviewing the appeal of any student dismissed from that program who has petitioned for appeal, and with determining whether the student will be reinstated.
Students who are dismissed from a program have the right to appeal that decision for review at the program level by the review committee.
The student and review committee will follow the Health Profession Student (Non-M.D.) Program-Level Appeals Procedure.
Information on the appeals process will be included in each health professions program’s student handbook.
Students who are denied reinstatement after a program-level appeal may file an SMPH-level appeal in accordance with the procedure set forth in Health Profession Student (Non-M.D.) Appeals Hearing Committee: Structure, Function and Operation.