University of Science, Arts and Technology president claims he was sanctioned without due process

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 15, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — The president of The University of Science, Arts and Technology has sued an educational commission, citing an alleged violation of civil rights.

Dr. Orien L. Tulp filed a complaint on Dec. 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates and Dr. William W. Pinsky, alleging the defendants violated the due process rights of plaintiff by illegally withholding necessary medical examinations for USAT students and graduates in an attempt to sanction him and to force closure of USAT.

According to the complaint, in an attempt to close down the USAT and remove Tulp as president, defendants allegedly refused to allow students of USAT to take necessary medical examinations, refused to release scores for students who paid for the examinations, and threatened students with "irregular behavior" by sending misleading affidavits. 

Furthermore, the board would not give Tulp sufficient discovery to conduct an adequate defense to his "irregular behavior," causing him to be under the cloud of an indefinite sentence of “irregular behavior” for a duration of not less than five years, the suit claims.

The plaintiff holds The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates and Dr. William W. Pinsky responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to award plaintiff or the students of his college a legitimate hearing before taking the adverse action of not releasing their scores to medical institutions for residency applications.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order to immediately resume processing the medical examinations of students of USAT, release of their examination scores, and removal of the negative advisory from the sponsor notes on the World Directory of Medical Schools listing for the USAT College of Medicine, and to award such other injunctive and equitable relief as appropriate, plus damages, interest, and attorney fees. He is represented by William Reil and Tommy Swate of Law Offices of William C. Reil in Philadelphia.

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case No. is 2:18-cv-05540-WB.

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