Reverse the Dismissal from the College of Medicine
  • Petitioned President Joe DiPietro

This petition was delivered to:

President, University of Tennessee
President Joe DiPietro
Executive Dean of the College of Medicine
Chancellor Steve Schwab
Executive Dean of the College of Medicine
Dean David Stern
Executive Vice-Chancellor
Dr. Ken Brown

Reverse the Dismissal from the College of Medicine

    1. Petition by

      M J

      TN

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To:
President Joe DiPietro, President, University of Tennessee
Chancellor Steve Schwab, Executive Dean of the College of Medicine
Dean David Stern, Executive Dean of the College of Medicine
Dr. Ken Brown, Executive Vice-Chancellor
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Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. NO UPDATES FROM the PRESIDENT

      M J
      by M J
      Petition Organizer

      The University of Tennessee has yet to provide any update to the status of my appeal. Several weeks agao the president corresponded to a finanical donor of the institution that he had not recieved my educational record. The university has yet to fufill a request by myself to review my own educational record. Many past minority medical students who have dealt with wrongful treatment from UTHSC College of Medicine administators continue to come forward. Will keep you posted!

    2. Twitter the President

      M J
      by M J
      Petition Organizer

      I have not had any updates concerning the petition! I urge my supporters who use twitter to tweet the president urging him to reach out to me and reconsider the decision for dismissal.
      Joe DiPietro
      @UTPresidentJoe

    3. Your Support

      M J
      by M J
      Petition Organizer

      I continue to be humbled by all the support from patients, ffaculty, friends, staff and fellow students. I am happy that so many people have come forward. Particularly to the past students and current students of the University of Tennessee. Your stories about other students honor code violatiosn and things that have not been considered reason for dismissal make the option of being litigation much easier. Contiues to send me your stories and support.

    4. Reached 500 signatures
    5. Memphis & Regional NAACP Joins Appeal

      M J
      by M J
      Petition Organizer

      The local and regional members of the NAACP have reviewed the case brought forward and stand strongly behind our appeal and petition. They are submitting a call to action letter to the President of the Univeristy of Tennessee. I have also been contacted by several local and state-wide elected officials whom stand prepared to submit congressional appeals.

    6. Petition Released to Administrators

      M J
      by M J
      Petition Organizer

      UPDATE:

      First of all let me thank all of you! Fellow medical students, UTHSC College of Medicine Alumni, Administrators, Faculty Members, Staff, Patients and Friends! I have officially released the petition to the Administration as of today! The outcry has been overwhelming, I never thought it would grow to this point with so much support still rushing in. My appeal the President has also been submitted.

      E-mails can be forwarded to:
      Executive Dean David Stern: dstern@uthsc.edu
      -I urge you all to send notes of support explaining how you know me and why you feel that other more appropriate disciplinary actions could be taken.

      Again,

      I thank you all for your support in these trying times!

      MDJ

    7. Reached 250 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Jerrica Walker MEMPHIS, TN
      • about 2 years ago

      I myself have been wrongfully treated by administrators at the UTHSC

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    • Mark Tilford BLUE SPRINGS, MO
      • over 2 years ago

      This is a 21st century lynching of a "Black" man. Anyone who has ever attended medical school knows that they're are shortcuts used by underclassmen with the aid of those upperclassmen. It's a unspoken/given rule. This is not the 1st time that I have heard of minorities, Blacks to be specific being targeted. It appears ever since the 44th POTUS was inaugurated in Jan, 2009 their has been an all hands on deck to keep Blacks from achieving. If you want honor his medical degree, I say refund the $200,000 + tuition fees you charged him over the last few year with interest.

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    • Sheila Houston NASHVILLE, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      This is BULL CRAP! Jon does NOT deserve to lose his opportunity in med school over this - it is selective punishment. GIVE JON ANOTHER CHANCE!

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    • Vivian Owens MEMPHI, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      He deserves to Finish School. Too harsh a punishment

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    • Michelle Korchinski KTOWN, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      With great power comes great responsibilty.... you don't get there without making a few errors in judgement. He who has no sin cast the first stone. If I was the DEAN and COUNCIL. I would contemplate very seriously the consquences of the decision they could( in effect )be throwing out the man who cures AIDS! Dear God if it is your will, May all involved find a clear and fair judgement; For Truly the future of this young man, is at stake.

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