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Effective Date: Aug. 1, 2021
Responsible Party: University of Alabama Marnix E Heersink School of Medicine‚Äôs Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education
Contact: Craig Hoesley, MD

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Abstract

This policy and procedure outlines the process for a student to permanently resign from medical school.

Reason for Policy

This policy describes how a student should notify the school of their permanent withdrawal from medical school.

Policy

A student wishing to permanently end their enrollment in the Heersink School of Medicine must provide a dated letter with their original signature to the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education. The official date of a student's resignation will be the date of the receipt of this letter.  A student wishing to be readmitted after resignation must reapply to the Heersink School of Medicine.

Procedure

Students contemplating resignation or transfer should consult the Associate or Assistant Dean for Students prior to making a final decision.

Students wishing to permanently end their enrollment in the School of Medicine must provide written notification to the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education. The official date of a student's resignation will be the date of the receipt of this notification.

Students in combined degree programs should also notify their program directors.

Students resigning from the medical school are encouraged to meet with the Coordinator for Medical Student Financial Services if they have loans to discuss repayment.

 

History

Policy Created: Aug. 1, 2021
Approved: Aug. 1, 2021 by UA Systems Office
Revised:

University of Alabama at Birmingham Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine policies shall be reviewed periodically to determine whether revisions are appropriate to address the needs of the medical school community.

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