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Appeals Committee for Medical Students

Purpose

This is a three-person committee consisting of a basic science chair and two clinical chairs who hear student appeals regarding cases of dismissals or requirements to repeat a year. The committee’s recommendation for each case is given to the Dean, School of Medicine, who has the final authority for all academic decisions.

Goals

To provide a fair and impartial hearing for student issues related to dismissals or repetition of an academic year.

Assignments

This committee meets on an ad hoc basis to hear student appeals. The committee’s recommendations are given to the Dean who has the final authority for all academic decisions.

Procedures for Nomination

The Dean, School of Medicine, the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, and the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education make nominations.

Procedures for Appointment

The Dean of the School of Medicine appoints the chairs to this committee.

Membership and Term

The terms of appointment are staggered and are made for three years with the possibility of a second three-year term.

Contacts

Isaac Wood, M.D., F.A.A.C.A.P.
Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education and Student Affairs
Phone: 804-828-9791
iwood@vcu.edu