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Due Process for Academic Dismissal

  1. A student recommended for dismissal for one or more reasons listed in Section 9 above may request, in writing, an opportunity to appear before the APC. Upon receipt of a written request the APC shall permit  the  student  the  opportunity  to  provide  explanations  for  their academic deficiencies or alleged unprofessional behavior and place it in what the student deems to be the proper context. Under no circumstance shall the student be permitted to be represented by counsel. However, if the student desires, up to three faculty from the KUMC community may testify on the student's behalf.
  2. Should a majority of a quorum of the APC vote for dismissal, this decision shall be forwarded to the Executive Dean. The student will have ten (10) days to appeal the decision to the Executive Dean. The Executive Dean will, after ten (10) days or after hearing the student's appeal, decide to implement the recommendation for dismissal or to reinstate the student into the academic program of the medical school. The Executive Dean will inform the APC the reasons for the decision of reinstatement and will describe any special conditions that the student will be expected to undertake relative to the student's reinstatement into the academic program.
  3. A student dismissed for failing to meet the academic standards of the School of Medicine may reapply for admission to the School of Medicine. The application shall be considered by the Admissions Subcommittee in the same manner as are other applications.

Last modified: Sep 28, 2018