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Monitoring low-level concerns

  1. 4. Low-level concerns are things like missing teaching sessions, failing to hand in work on time or failing to respond to communications from the medical school. Medical schools will monitor the behaviour of their students in relation to these types of concern. One instance of this type of behaviour may not be enough to trigger a fitness to practise process – but if a student persistently exhibits these types of behaviour, the medical school will want to look at the concerns in more detail.
  2. 5. Some medical schools have a committee to look at instances of this type of behaviour, while in other schools an individual may be responsible for this process. This is an opportunity to discuss with the student why they have acted in this way and to identify any underlying issues that indicate the student needs additional support, such as a health issue.
  3. 6. These committees will also be able to advise students about the steps they need to take to avoid getting into further trouble in relation to their professional performance and can support students to help them do this.
  4. 7. These committees can sometimes issue a warning to say that a student must improve their behaviour or face further action.