Getting into medical school is a tedious task. Apart from exemplary academic prowess, you also need to be service-oriented. Being a doctor is not just a profession, but a lifetime service to humanity.
But are medical schools in and around New York and Pennsylvania doing justice to their students when it comes to Title IX accusations? This is a question that needs serious thought to go behind it.
Even after sacrificing a lot to get into medical schools, some brilliant students are trapped in wrongful accusations of Title IX cases that negatively impact their career and academic life if convicted. This is why you need a reputed Title IX attorney to represent your case.
Most of the Title IX cases in medical schools are not based on solid evidence or facts but mere speculations and allegations. Even though it is not the case all the time, sometimes students falsely accuse people in academia of sexual harassment or assault. This can be due to jealousy, personal grudge, or just misunderstanding.
Whatever be the reason for the accusation Title IX has to be fought in the legal counsel set up by the university with all you have got. A medical student might not be familiar with all the loopholes of Title IX legal provisions that the university or the complainant might use against them to convict them of sexual assault charges.
Since it is the university that gains from the wrongful conviction of an innocent student, the legal battle will always be unfair and partial. This is because of the millions of dollars in federal funds that the medical school administration has at stake with regard to the Title IX responsibilities.
Some medical school disciplinary boards have this unfair system of offering lesser disciplinary actions against students who admit to their accusations. This is mostly done on the preface of frightening the wrongly accused student with discontinuity in academic opportunities. Scared of losing his/her hard-earned academic position in medical school, most medical students admit to the accusation and get trapped for life.
If once you are convicted of a Title IX case, then it will remain as a black mark in your entire academic and professional profile. Many legally under-informed medical students tend to make this mistake due to their failure to appoint an experienced student appeal lawyer.
To conclude, be pragmatic and always seek help from a reputed Title IX lawyer to represent your case in an academic disciplinary counsel. This can prove to be a very good decision in the future.