Requesting Alternative Assignment Policy

Requesting alternative assignment Policy

LCME Standard 10.9 States:

A medical school assumes ultimate responsibility for the selection and assignment of medical students to each location and/or parallel curriculum (i.e., track) and identifies the administrative office that fulfills this responsibility. A process exists whereby a medical student with an appropriate rationale can request an alternative assignment when circumstances allow for it.

College of Medicine students have the right to request a change in their assigned faculty supervisor, evaluator, small group, clinical team, or rotation site in any course, clerkship, rotation, or experience within the curriculum.   Valid reasons for requesting reassignment include:


Students are to initially direct requests to the relevant course/clerkship/rotation director who determines if it meets the criteria outlined above and reassign the student if needed and as possible.   The student may appeal the director’s decision to the Phase Director and Associate Dean for Medical Education, respectively.  The student may finally appeal to the Associate Dean for Medical Education, whose decision is final.

Approved by Curriculum Committee:   November 24, 2020