UMass Medical School Student Handbook 2012/13

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This Handbook contains current policies and  regulations of the School of Medicine at UMass Medical School. The School reserves the right to change these policies; in such case the changed policy will be applicable at the  nearest appropriate time. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this Handbook, the School also reserves the right to make changes in response to unforeseen or uncontrollable circumstances.

2012/13 UMass Medical School Student Handbook: First posted date: 08/27/12. * Revisions approved after this date will be noted in RED.

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SECTION ONE: ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

MD Program
MD/PHD Program at UMass Medical School
5 Yr. Combined Clinical /Translational Research Masters Degree in Clinical Investigation Program (CTRP/MSCI)

SECTION TWO: HONOR CODE, TECHNICAL STANDARDS, PROFESSIONALISM

Honor Code
Technical Standards
Professionalism

SECTION THREE: ACADEMIC REGULATIONS

Exam Policy
Withdrawal's, Rescheduling Required Activities
Time Away Policy
Evaluation of Courses/Students
Academic Review Boards
Criteria for Academic Review/Advancement
Remediation Polices
Dismissal
Appeal Policy
Extended Program
Leave of Absence
Withdrawals
Certification for Graduation

SECTION FOUR: HONOR SOCIETY/RESIDENCY APPLICATION/USMLE

Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)
United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE)
Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) 
National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)
Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

SECTION FIVE: POLICIES, STUDENT RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES

Access, Solicitation, Demonstrations
Aims, Committee Policy on Impaired Medical Students
Alcohol Policy
Americans with Disabilities Act
Drug-Free School & Community Act
Appropriate Treatment of Students
Clery Act
Confidentiality of Patient Information
Criminal Background Checks/CBC-CORI
Dress Code
Electronic Mail, Internet Policy
Hazing
Logos, Usage of UMass Medical School Logos
Sexual Harassment Policy
Smoke Free Policy
Student Duty Hours

SECTION SIX: ACADEMIC STUDENT RESOURCES

Office of Educational Affairs
Office of Undergraduate Medical Education
Office of Student Affairs
School Services
Registrars Office
Financial Aid Office
Bursars Office
Ethics Office

SECTION SEVEN: GOVERNANCE

Governance of the School of Medicine
Committees
Student Body Committee (SBC)
Student Trustee

SECTION EIGHT: EVERYDAY LIVING

Bulletin Boards
Campus Store
Child Care/Daycare
Clickers
Dining, on Campus
Diversity & Equal Opportunity Office (DEOO)
Library
Lockers
Mail- Postal Services
Mothers Rooms/Breastfeeding/Nursing
Pagers/Beepers
Parking/Access Control
Photocopying
Police/Dept. of Public Safety, UMass
Student Gifts (Conflict of Interest)
Student Groups/Organizations
Student Housing
Student Lounge
Telephone Messages

SECTION NINE: HEALTH RELATED CONCERNS

Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure
Disability Insurance
Exercise Faiclities
N95 Respirator Fitting/ Mask FIT Testing
Student Counseling Service
Student Health Service
Tuberculin Skin Testing Policy

SECTION TEN: ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Admissions Office
Alumni and Parents Relations Office
Colleges of the Worcester Consortium
Communications Office 
Continuing Medical Education
Massachusetts Area Health Educ. Ctr. (Mass AHEC)
New England AIDS Education and Training Ctr. (NEAETC)
Summer Service-Learning Assistantship Program