Student Professional Conduct

WVSOM students are expected to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and honesty in their interactions with patients, colleagues, faculty and administrators and behave with primary concern for patients’ welfare and respect for the rights of patients. Students are expected to adhere to the standards set forth in policies, rules and procedures.

WVSOM’s degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine may only be conferred on a candidate who, in addition to other requirements, “has demonstrated ethical, personal, and professional qualities deemed necessary for the continued successful study and practice of Osteopathic Medicine” (Institutional Policy E-27, section 2.1.4).

Any member of the campus community may bring charges of misconduct or unprofessional behavior against any student. The charges against a student must be detailed in writing, including date, time, and witnesses, if any, using the form available on MyWVSOM.

For further details, please visit Institutional Policy ST-01, Academic and Professional Standards