Philadelphia Irregular Behavior Lawyer

What is at stake when a medical student, medical school graduate or medical professional receives a letter informing them that they are alleged to have engaged in irregular behavior? Put simply, everything. The permanence of such a finding, in the face of all the years of education, financial obligation and hard work devoted toward building a career in medicine, can be devastating. A finding of irregular behavior can result in disciplinary action taken by the Educational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®), the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) and other gatekeepers to a career in medicine. It often serves to impede admission to or retention in a residency program, and can disrupt the timely processing of applications for medical licenses or medical staff privileges. It follows a medical professional for the rest of his or her career.

We take very seriously the consequences of irregular behavior allegations, and represent medical students, residents, interns, fellows and practitioners facing the full range of administrative and legal actions, including committee hearing appearances, license and board certification applications and hearings, credentialing hearings, and civil and administrative hearings. We help ensure that any investigations or disputes are handled fairly and that our clients’ rights are upheld. When representing our clients before hearing and credentialing committees, we advocate that no finding of irregular behavior be made, or, where appropriate, that the punishment accompanying such a finding be proportionate and fair. In all proceedings, we are mindful to preserve the record for potential subsequent judicial review.

Our Irregular Behavior Attorneys Have

Our attorneys have:

  • Represented numerous physicians in disputes regarding board certifications and certification eligibility
  • Obtained an injunction against the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, resulting in the reinstatement of a physician’s ECFMG certificate
  • Defended a physician alleged to have engaged in irregular behavior, resulting in no adverse action taken against the physician by ECFMG, NRMP or the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
  • Represented foreign medical graduates in disputes with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
  • Represented physicians in disputes with the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) and United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)

Mr. Dennis Abramson is one of the best lawyers in his expertise. I had a chance to consult with him in regards to a personal matter related to residency program and he went out of his way to help me and my wife. His advice was godsent and my family are lucky to have been connected to him. I highly advice anyone out there with problems related to this firm's expertise to contact Mr. Dennis Abramson and get consultation and work with their law firm. You will not be disappointed. Thank you so much for everything. — HG

Dennis is an excellent attorney. He was very responsive and I really appreciated his insight and knowledge. Highly recommend him for future potential clients. — JDH

Dennis is knowledgeable, responsive, patient, accessible, a great listener and explains things in a way that is easy to understand. He's also very easy to talk to. Highly recommend! — CR

They took the time to quickly assess my case and provide insightful information and strategy for my case. — LL

Abramson Law Firm has represented my company for 15 years in all aspects of contractual law. Dennis gets it. He finds creative ways to negotiate our needs and we have always come out on top. He has been able to settle 99% of our disputes and has exceeded our financial expectations in both lower payouts and/or higher receipts time after time. For Medical Products Laboratories, Inc as well as my personal needs there is no one better or that we would trust more than Dennis. — SS

Dennis and the Abramson Firm have been an integral part of my business for the last decade. He has successfully and professionally guided me through a number of challenges over the years. He is, and always will be, my first call in a time of need. — PG

I had the privilege of talking with Dennis for NBME/NRMP advice. He is extremely responsive and will explain things in a way that is easy to understand and make sense. I chose to contact him to reduce my risk and would definitely contact him again if I was in a bind! — AVVO review

I consulted with Dennis regarding an NRMP dispute about a match violation. He spent a significant amount of time talking me through the possible options, expected outcomes, and plans for handling complications. While I fortunately ultimately did not need to formally hire him for his services, I am incredibly grateful for his counsel and knowledge. I was sure that he would be in the best position to help me for this problem. — AVVO review

I contacted Mr Dennis regarding an ECFMG issue, he was very friendly and gave me a great advice. He didn’t charge for the consultation even it took a lot of his time. — AVVO review

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