Committee on Fitness


Policy 690.10


Policy Statement


The purpose of the Committee on Fitness is to protect the public and medical profession by ensuring that the professional standards of the Larner College of Medicine are upheld. The Committee on Fitness investigates and recommends appropriate action in the event that a student's behavior brings into question their fitness for a career in medicine. Findings and recommended actions of the committee are final unless appealed to the Dean.

The Committee on Fitness consists of five faculty members who serve three–year terms (appointed by the Dean), one of whom is elected annually by the committee to serve as chair. The appointed members are not from among faculty who are involved in final summative student assessment. The Committee meets within one month of a student referral, and the number of meetings will depend on the number and nature of the referrals and the subsequent investigations. With the exception of the global professional recommendations, the proceedings of the committee are strictly confidential and its voting members do not advise or advocate for individual students.

Applicability of the Policy


All Students

Related Larner College of Medicine Policies


Related University of Vermont Policies


Related Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Standard(s)


  • 3.5 Learning Environment/Professionalism
  • 7.7 Medical Ethics

History


  • 5/20/2014 Policy Adopted/Affirmed [Medical Curriculum Committee]
  • 7/21/2015 Policy Revised [Medical Curriculum Committee]
  • 8/20/2019 Gender Neutral Language Edit [Medical Curriculum Committee]
  • 12/17/2019 Reformatted [Medical Curriculum Committee]

Policy Oversight


Associate/Assistant Dean for Students

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