4.04 Appellate Review
A Standing Committee on Rights and Responsibilities (SCRR) comprised of fifteen voting members of the Faculty of Medicine of diverse experience is appointed by the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. Each member serves a three-year term, with the possibility of reappointment. These terms are staggered so that each year approximately one-third of the Committee will retire and new members will be appointed. The Chair and Vice Chair of the HMS Promotion and Review Board (PRB) and the Dean for Students serve as ex-officio members of the SCRR. The remaining 12 members comprise a diverse group drawn from the voting members of the Faculty who have demonstrated interest and involvement in training or teaching of medical students.
Members of the SCRR will be designated, as needed, to function as members of the following reviewing bodies:
Appeals Panel under the Procedures for Consideration of Academic Performance (Section 4.07);
- Appeals Panels under the Procedures for Consideration of Unprofessional Conduct (section 4.08); and
- Grievance and Appeals Panels under the Procedures for Resolving Complaints of Discrimination, Harassment, or Unprofessional Relations and Abuse of Authority (section 7.16).
When additional or special expertise would be useful, the Dean may designate other members of the senior faculty of the University to serve on these Panels.
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