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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
MD Education

Student Recusal Policy

Feinberg students in a position to be assessed, evaluated or mentored by an individual with whom they have a potential conflict of interest (personal or professional relationship, healthcare provider, etc.) may request an alternative arrangement from educational leadership (i.e., education deans, module/clerkship director). Students may also request an alternative writer for the Medical Student Peformance Evaluation (MSPE) if they perceive a potential conflict of interest.  

In all cases student privacy will be preserved and there are no negative repercussions for reporting a conflict. Students are not required to divulge personal health information when reporting a potential conflict of interest.
 
Related LCME Standards 
1.2: Conflict of Interest Policies 
9.9: Student Advancement and Appeal Process 
 
Last Updated: 7/8/2019