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External complaints

  1. 161. When the medical school and university procedures for an appeal have been exhausted, students have a right to pursue a complaint with the relevant student ombudsman or equivalent. For the four countries of the UK these are:
  1. 162. These bodies will carry out an impartial review of a student’s complaint and will focus on whether the medical school and university have followed their own procedures. They will also consider whether decisions were reasonable, evidence-based and justified. You can find further information specific for the relevant country on the ombudsmen’s websites, whose links are above.