Misconduct Warranting Discipline

A.  A student who is suspected of misconduct may bring a recommendation from the Academic Committee for dismissal from the School of Medicine.  Misconduct is described as, but not limited to: 

  • conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude; or
  • material misrepresentation concerning past achievements or present endeavors; or
  • habitual abuse of narcotic drugs, or drugs listed in Schedules I, II, III or IV of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Act; or
  • abuse of alcohol or using, possessing, manufacturing or distributing controlled substances in violation of the law on university property or at university events as described in the published university policy entitled Policies on the Use of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substances; or
  • any other acts or omission which, if the student were a licensed physician, could result in discipline by the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts.

B.  If it is believed that misconduct warranting discipline has occurred, the matter will be presented to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, who will refer the matter to the Academic Committee.  If the Academic Committee determines that sufficient cause exists, the student will be advised that they have the right to request a hearing as described below.  If after this hearing the Academic Committee finds that misconduct warranting discipline has occurred, and that the nature of the offense is such that such discipline is warranted, it may recommend to the Executive Dean: 

  1. that the student receive an unsatisfactory grade for the course; and/or that he/she be dismissed from the School for a specified period or time; or that he/she be dismissed from the School; or
  2. that such other measures be taken as are determined appropriate under the circumstances, or according to University Policy or Local, State and Federal Law.

Students dismissed for misconduct warranting discipline shall not be readmitted to the School of Medicine.

Last modified: Jul 25, 2017