VCOM College Catalog and Student Handbook

Student and Institutional Academic Success; and two additional campus Associate Deans. The Campus Dean, within his/her discretion, may appoint different or additional members as the circumstances may require. The IAT shall convene as soon as possible to conduct the assessment and provide a written report to the Campus Dean within seven (7) days of the conclusion of the assessment. Appeal Process Upon receiving written notification from the Campus Dean, the student, within seven (7) calendar days, may appeal the Campus Dean’s decision to the Provost. The Provost has discretionary power to affirm, modify, or remand the decision. The appeal must be in writing and be based upon new, relevant, and material information that was not available to the Campus Dean. After receiving the written appeal, the Provost will consider the request and will notify the student, in writing, of his/her decision generally within 14 calendar days of receiving the written appeal. However, the decision may take 30 days or longer depending upon the investigation of the case. The Provost reserves the right to obtain outside legal opinions on the review and the decisions that have been made, and to delay decision until such time that Counsel has responded. The decision of the Provost is final. MMLOA Reinstatement Procedures VCOM students who have been on MMLOA must first seek approval from the Campus Dean (or designee) in order to submit an Application for Reinstatement. The Campus Dean will then alert the student to all documentation required to reapply for a reinstatement, which may include additional documentation from the student, such as a release from the health professionals who are or were caring for the student, a criminal background check, immunization compliance, and any other documentation required by the college for consideration. Additional documentation and evidence may be required of students who are applying to return from a MMLOA, as determined necessary by the Individualized Assessment Team, for the team to make their determination based upon evidence that the student is ready to resume studies and academic responsibilities and to be involved in patient care. Such evidence may include, but is not limited to: a. Documentation of attempts to resolve issues that led to the MMLOA b. Release of academic records and reason for the MMLOA to the treating physician(s) c. Release by the student to treatment records that document the student’s ability to return d. Consultation with, or clearance from, College Health Services e. Consultation with the CIFSS to determine if reasonable accommodations are available f. Demonstrated ability to safely manage the stresses of academic study and to safely participate in patient care (safety of the patient and the student) Class placement upon return may be determined by the Promotion Board to assure the student gains all the required medical knowledge to become a safe, practicing, osteopathic physician. All returning students must meet the essential eligibility requirements and technical standards of the College.

Withdrawal and Dismissal Policies and Procedures

Withdrawal The Campus Dean makes the final decision regarding withdrawals, as to permanent or temporary. All withdrawals are considered voluntary (the term dismissed is used for all non-voluntary withdrawals). Students must follow the procedures for withdrawal to avoid dismissal.


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