Discipline continued: A House Officer disciplined for unsatisfactory academic performance may appeal this discipline through the due process mechanism maintained by each Department. In addition, a House Officer may appeal a departmental academic decision to the University of Michigan health System Graduate Education Advisory committee. This appeal process is described in the Joint Staff document titled: "Procedure of Appeal of Academic Decisions Including Suspension or Termination from, or Non-Reappointment to, a UMMC Graduate Medical Education Program."