New York Medical College
40 Sunshine Cottage Road
Valhalla, New York 10595
Academic Dismissal and Appeals Policies
The committees may require various types of referrals, including medical and psychiatric evaluation, and may require written reports to be submitted directly to the committee or to the Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs. If a student refuses to undergo required evaluations or referrals, the student may be subject to dismissal.
If a student’s academic performance does not meet the institutional requirement for continued enrollment, the student is subject to dismissal. As examples, if a student has more than one failing grade at any time, fails a course for the second time, or fails to meet the requirements of remediation, the student is subject to dismissal. If a student demonstrates behavior that is inconsistent with the standards of professional values and behaviors expected of physicians, the student is subject to dismissal. A student whose performance, though passing, is borderline or marginal in several courses will be subject to dismissal if the SAPRC determines that the student does not meet the competency standards of the College. Similarly, a student whose performance, though passing, consists of a record of multiple deficiencies or failures with subsequent remediation, is subject to dismissal.
A student will be sponsored by the College to take USMLE Step 1, 2 CK, or 2 CS for a maximum of 3 times each. Following a 3rd failure, the student is subject to dismissal.
A student may appeal a decision of dismissal or a requirement to repeat a year. The first appeal is to the SAPRC. A student may appeal a decision of the SAPRC to the dean of the School of Medicine. The Dean may choose to decide the case personally, or may appoint an ad‐hoc committee to advise him. The decision of the dean is final and may not be appealed further.
In order to appeal, the student must submitting a written notification to the College's Office of Student Affairs within five business days of the written notification of the decision, together with a concise written statement of the basis for appeal. The student shall be duly notified of the date, time and place of the Committee meeting to consider the appeal, before which the student shall have the right to appear. The student may ask a member of the full-time faculty to join him/her for the part of the meeting when the student is present. The faculty member is not present to speak, but rather to be supportive of the student. Legal representation is not permitted at the meeting. In the event that the student fails to attend the meeting without cause, the Committee shall proceed in his/her absence. The student shall be notified, in writing, of the decision of the Committee within ten business days after completion of the meeting.
If the appeal is not successful, the student may appeal the decision to the Dean. The Dean may choose to decide the case directly, or appoint an ad-hoc committee to advise him. The decision of the dean is final and may not be appealed further.
Such appeal must be filed by the student, in writing, with the College's Office of Student Affairs, within five business days of his/her notification of the first appeal decision. Written notice of the final decision of the Dean shall be forwarded to the student within 30 days after the date of the student’s request for second appeal.
Tuition Charges for Remediation
When a student is required to repeat a segment of the academic program, the student is required to pay tuition and fees for that segment of the curriculum. No tuition refund will be made if a student is dismissed from New York Medical College. In such cases, tuition for the entire academic year is payable in full.
Fees are not refundable.
February 17, 2011