As a student, you can be terminated from a degree program at any time if, in the judgment of the Graduate School or the School of Medicine, you fail to make satisfactory progress towards completing your degree (regardless of grades). Bear in mind that different departments and programs may each have their own definitions of satisfactory progress toward completion of the degree. You should further familiarize yourself with the specific expectations of your degree program(s). Examples of unsatisfactory progress may include, but are not limited to, inadequate grade point average (GPA); inadequate research and/or research skills; failure to obtain satisfactory grades in required courses, clerkships, or electives; or failing the candidacy, comprehensive, or final oral examination. It may also relate to the amount of time allotted to complete the required milestones of the curriculum.
We accurately and permanently maintain your status of probation or suspension on your transcript. For further details regarding the specifics of academic standing within the MD program such as academic difficulty, student conduct, and how the promotions committee operates, see the Academic Difficulty and Student Conduct sections of this handbook.
You will be considered in Good Standing if you are not in Serious Academic Status (see section on Academic Status), are otherwise meeting the academic expectations of your degree program, and remain free of any academic or administrative “holds.”
If you are in poor academic standing, you may be placed on probation by the Dean for Medical Education or the Dean for the Graduate School, or their appointed representatives: Academic/Student Affairs Associate Deans in each school, the Promotions Committees, or Graduate School Program Directors. Once you are placed on academic probation, you must make scholarly progress within a specific time period. Students on probation are considered enrolled.
If we withdraw you for failing to maintain good standing, failing to meet the standard educational goals of the program, or if you are suspended from the School, you must spend a defined period of time away from the School. During this period, we may require you to successfully complete activities defined by the School’s Dean, Promotions Committee, or Program Director (in lieu of a Promotions Committee) to be considered for readmission to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Students on suspension are not considered enrolled. See specific sections related to Disciplinary processes in each specific program’s section of the handbook.