UMMC Policy and Procedure Manual E-SPH-GEN-GEN-PO-00066
Subject: SOPH Student Dismissal
Revised Date: 3/8/2021 Effective Date: 3/1/2017
Prepared By:
Jeanna D. Wilkes
Approved By:
Natalie W. Gaughf

Reviewed By:
Sydney R. Murphy

John D. Bower School of Population Health

DOCUMENT TYPE: Policy

REVIEW PERIOD: 1 Year

TITLE: Student Dismissal

PURPOSE: To establish criteria for the dismissal of a student from the John D. Bower School of Population Health.

POLICY: A student may be dismissed from the Bower School of Population Health for cause. This may include unsatisfactory academic performance, failure to pass qualifying examinations, poor research performance, breaches of scientific integrity (e.g., plagiarism, falsification of data), unethical conduct (e.g., cheating), behavioral issues (e.g., harassment), or any violations of the Bower School of Population Health Academic Integrity and Student Behavior policy.

The dismissal of a student from the Bower School of Population Health is initiated by the student’s program director. A recommendation for dismissal is submitted in writing to the dean of the Bower School of Population Health. The Office of the Dean notifies the student of the decision through the student’s official UMMC email account.

The student has the right to appeal the dismissal under the Bower School of Population Health Appeal of Dismissal policy.

A student who has been dismissed from the Bower School of Population Health may apply to a program in the Bower School of Population Health following a dismissal; however, they will not be considered for admission for at least one year following the date of dismissal.  

SCOPE: SOPH Students

REFERENCE: University of Mississippi Medical Center [Intranet].  SOPH Appeal of Dismissal. [Effective 2016 December 6].

University of Mississippi Medical Center [Intranet].  SOPH Academic Integrity and Student Behavior. [Effective 2019 June 6].