|Procedure: Continuation or Matriculation in the College of Medicine for|
Students withdrawing from the Medical Scientist Training Program
Students who withdraw or are withdrawn from the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) and who wish to commence or continue in the College of Medicine must request approval by means of the following procedures:
- The student, after consultation with MSTP Director, submits a letter to the MSTP Director stating the reasons for withdrawal from the graduate program and requesting approval to continue his/her studies in the College of Medicine.
- The MSTP Director refers the matter to the COM Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education with an accompanying letter stating the recommendation for the MSTP student. This recommendation may be based upon the record of the student, including input from graduate advisor and other representatives of the graduate program.
- If the student is in good academic standing as determined by the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, the recommendation from the MSTP Director supports the student’s petition and if there is no other obvious reason for denial, the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education may recommend that the student resume study to the MD program.
- If the student is approved to resume the MD program, clinical scheduling may be contingent upon space availability.