The International Graduate Medical Education Program is noted for the value it places on honesty and integrity. As such, learners who use the ideas and works of another must cite and reference in the traditional scholarly manner. Consequences of failing to do so may result in non-acceptance of work, written reprimand and possible dismissal from the program.
The International Graduate Medical Education Program is attentive to grievances of its learners. Learners are afforded due process according to guidelines established by the University.
Use of Human Participants in Research
The rights of individuals participating in research is respected and protected. Any research involving testing, treating or experimentally manipulating human participants will require approval from the International Graduate Medical Education Program and must conform to ethical standards for research with human subjects.
Full-time learner's enrollment is continuous, with learners enrolled in a minimum of two courses per year. Those who discontinue enrollment without leave of absence permission will be required to apply for readmission. The minimum DME, DNE, DHE completion, assuming four months per course, is 36 months. The maximum allocation, assuming the full six months per course, is 5 years. Ph.D. learners will be enrolled for a period of no less than 2 years, to a maximum of 7 years. These limitations may be appealed by following the grievance procedure of the University.
In order to maintain active program status, learners are required to enrol in 2 (two) courses per year until all courses are complete. Failure to maintain the two course annual compliment will result in one term probation and program suspension. Subsequent reinstatement will require a formal request in writing.
No refunds will be issued for courses for which payment has been received.
Academic Leaves of Absence
A learner may apply for a leave from the program for the period of one session. Requests may be filed in writing and should be submitted at least one week prior to the commencement of the leave. Learners may apply for a leave after completing a minimum of one session in the program.
Probation and Dismissal
In the case of probationary periods, a committee of faculty members will be formed to develop goals and achieve a plan aiming at improving a learner's academic progress. If these interventions do not result in improvement a learner may be dismissed from the program. Other grounds for dismissal will include inappropriate conduct, which goes against the academic policies mentioned above. Dismissal decisions may be appealed according to the University guidelines.