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- Oct 14, 2011
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If you aren't being allowed to return to "campus," there has to be a record in the university of that decision, so yes, you may need to consider it a suspension and thus an institutional action. Check your student handbook and connect with the Dean of Students.Hey, so I guess I'm in a slightly weird-ish predicament. So currently I'm on a voluntary leave of absence, returning to university this summer (so next week). I've been looking into potential red flags or other things that could hurt my future med school application, and thought of something that might affect me. Hopefully I'm just being paranoid, and plan to contact my school for clarification. However, I just want to see how others on here respond.
So during my leave, I came back to campus for a night to visit some friends. I got way too intoxicated and was sent to the hospital, got sent to the Drug and Alcohol Office, blah blah. I was never charged with anything, I was told it was purely out of my own safety and not an IA. Even if it was, I think I could explain this away. HOWEVER what happened afterwards worries me.
About a month later, I was expecting to receive a decision regarding my return from leave. I had been provisionally approved, but needed final permission before being let back in. Because I was technically returning a semester early, my university said that it had every right to deny my request to return, due to it being less than the typical minimum two-semester leave. I was admittedly quite surprised to hear I was denied, so I went to my college's office to speak with some advisors. It was during this meeting that I found out that the alcohol incident AND an incident that happened at the Alcohol Office affected my return. In the report detailing why I wasn't let back in, there were some reports of my behavior, specifically regarding my demeanor. I was told that some have described me as "cold, indignant, nonresponsive, abusive, etc". Now I was astounded by these accusations and took them as pure misjudgments of my character. Have I been a bit rude or impatient at times? Sure, who hasn't. But I'm worried that if these statements were accessible to these advisors, that there must be some paper trail detailing info about me. If these get out to MD schools, I would expect these to be a huge detriment, as I highly doubt those traits make a good doctor. I was never called to Office of Student Conduct, nor was any official warning or allegations issued against me. Maybe I'm just paranoid. Does anyone have any idea if this could possibly make it to my admissions file?