Professional Behavior

  1. Establish rapport and exhibit compassion for patients and families and respect their privacy, dignity and confidentiality.
  2. Demonstrate honesty, respect and integrity in interacting with patients and their families, colleagues, faculty and other members of the health care team.
  3. Be responsible in tasks dealing with patient care, faculty and colleagues including health-care documentation.
  4. Demonstrate sensitivity to issues related to culture, race, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and disability in the delivery of health care.
  5. Demonstrate a commitment to high professional and ethical standards.
  6. React appropriately to difficult situations involving conflicts, non-adherence and ethical dilemmas.
  7. Demonstrate a commitment to independent and life-long learning including evaluating research in healthcare.
  8. Demonstrate the willingness to be an effective team member and team leader in the delivery of health care.
  9. Recognize one’s own limitations in knowledge, skills and attitudes and the need for asking for additional consultation.
  10. Participate in activities to improve the quality of medical education, including evaluations of courses and clerkships.