Policies and procedures

Policies regarding student mistreatment, discrimination and harassment complaint process, nondiscrimination/Affirmative Action Policy can all be located in the M.D. Handbook and Policies.

Leave of Absence requests

At any time during medical school, a student may require or request a leave of absence. To obtain a leave, please review the leave of absence policy in full.  After careful review, set up an appointment with your assigned counselor to discuss your leave of absence request. Upon the meeting with your counselor, the student will complete and submit the Leave of Absence Form. This completed form is then routed to the Office of Financial Aid (regardless of whether a student receives financial aid), Enrollment Management and the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Career Development for review and approval. View the complete Leave of Absence Policy.

Request for withdrawal from medical school

If you are considering withdrawal from medical school, you must contact your counselor and the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Career Development to discuss your intent. Withdrawal is a permanent, voluntary student-initiated request for termination in the MD program. Students wishing to withdraw must submit a written request to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Career Development, including in the request the statement that the student understands that withdrawal is voluntary, permanent, and not subject to appeal. A student cannot avoid disciplinary action or academic hearing procedures through a request to withdraw, however, the Promotions Committee may allow a student to withdraw prior to the completion of such hearings or an action to dismiss. Only the Promotions Committee and the Vice Dean for Medical Education can involuntarily withdraw a student. View the complete Withdrawal Policy.

University privacy of academic records (FERPA)

Wayne State University School of Medicine follows strict standards of confidentiality in the management of private student information. The policy complies with Wayne State University (parent institution) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), governing access to, and confidentiality of, student educational records. View privacy of Academic Records/FERPA

Additional policies

University Privacy of Academic Records/FERPA

Wayne State University School of Medicine follows strict standards of confidentiality in the management of private student information. The policy complies with Wayne State University (parent institution) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), governing access to, and confidentiality of, student educational records.