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Academic Review

The Medical University of South Carolina, subject to all rights and remedies existing under the law as to due process and rights of appeal, reserves the right to discipline, suspend, and/or sever any student from the Medical University of South Carolina at any time when it appears that the student is physically, morally, psychologically, or academically unsuited to continue the studies necessary to complete the requirements for the degree for which he/she is enrolled. This may occur upon review of the student’s overall performance as well as of that within a single term.

Any complaint of a student concerning academic performance may proceed in two ways. A student having a complaint based on his/her performance in a specific department or course will attempt to resolve such complaint personally with the academic department involved. If the matter is not resolved to the satisfaction of the student and the student continues to feel that a wrong has occurred, the student may petition in writing the dean of his/her college. The decision of the dean is final.

A student complaint arising from an action of the progress committee should be addressed in writing to the college dean. A complaint must be received by the dean within ten calendar days following receipt of notice by the student of the action of the progress committee or such complaint will be waived. The dean may refer the matter to the progress committee or to an ad hoc committee for consideration and recommendation.

  1. The chairman of the progress committee or ad hoc committee will provide the student with written notice of the hearing not less than seven calendar days prior to the hearing.
  2. The student must present all relevant evidence at the hearing and may be accompanied by a faculty advisor of choice.
  3. The recommendation of the committee will be submitted in writing to the dean.
  4. The dean, after a review of the record and the recommendation of the committee, will render a decision and advise the student in writing.
  5. The decision of the college dean will be final.
Last Published with Edits:November 21, 2013 2:55 PM
Last Comprehensive Review: Fall 2013

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