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Professionalism Deficiency Evaluation Download to print
Professional behavior is expected at all times. Any member of the administration, faculty or staff may initiate a Professionalism Deficiency Evaluation proceeding. Students receiving three Professionalism Deficiency Evaluations during their time at the College of Podiatric Medicine will be subject to disciplinary actions. The initiator of the Professionalism Deficiency Evaluation must describe events or circumstances that show that student behavior, on college property or at college academic functions, is unsatisfactory. Students missing assigned deadlines or mandatory college meetings/events will also be subject to a Professionalism Deficiency Evaluation notice.
Students receiving a first Professionalism Deficiency Evaluation notice will be required to appear at the college for a meeting with the initiator and a witness. This witness may include a staff supervisor or faculty member. A second Professionalism Deficiency Evaluation notice will result in a meeting with the assistant dean of student affairs.
If a student receives a third Professionalism Deficiency Evaluation notice, the student will be subject to disciplinary actions, including the possibility of dismissal from the college. Professionalism deficiencies that result in disciplinary action will be retained in the student’s permanent file. All professionalism deficiencies will be retained for one year post-graduation in the college’s Office of Student Affairs.
The student is instructed to sign the form as an acknowledgement of having read it. The student signature does not constitute an admission of agreement with the Professionalism Deficiency Evaluation.
The student has the right to prepare a response.
An unsatisfactory evaluation is defined as a noted deficiency in any of the following basic traits (with examples as bullet points):
1. Reliability and responsibility
4. Communication skills
5. Honesty and integrity
6. Respect for patients and/or members of college community
7. Appearance and grooming
8. Demonstrates any of the following
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