It is relatively uncommon to see a reported conduct decision regarding a medical student, but that did arise for consideration by the Tribunal in Hyland v Medical Council of New South Wales  NSWCATOD 167 (on Caselaw).
The applicant was a final year medical student enrolled at the University of Newcastle. Following a hearing on 3 August 2021, the Medical Council of New South Wales suspended his registration as a medical student. If his registration had not been suspended, it is likely that he would have completed his degree on 22 November 2021.
Mr Hyland appealed to the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal against the suspension decision. In the meantime, he applied for a stay of the decision until the Tribunal determines the appeal.
The trigger for the hearing was a notification by an acquaintance of the student that he had been charged with multiple domestic violence and common assault offences. In their reasons for decision the Medical Council set out the background to this matter including the offences with which he had been charged and the fact that he had breached provisions about notifying the National Board of those charges. The facts supporting the charges made serious allegations of domestic violence against the student.
In relation to the failure to notify the National Board of the 2019 charges and the failure to notify the National Board in a timely fashion of the 2021 charges, the student said he was not aware of his responsibility to do so.
The application for a stay was refused. The Tribunal said at :
I accept that if the stay is refused Mr Hyland will not be able to complete his studies this year. The appeal has been expedited and will be heard in just under a month’s time, on 17 November 2021. However, even if the appeal is successful, it will be too late for him to finish his clinical placements. In addition, the 2021 charges will not be heard until 2022 so there will be no opportunity until then for Mr Hyland to apply to the Medical Council for a review of the suspension decision. These considerations are relevant but given the low prospects of a successful appeal, the interests of justice require that the application is refused.