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Office of Professionalism

The Office of Professionalism provides a resource to obtain a fair and equitable process and resolution for all matters pertaining to professionalism concerns or student mistreatment.  To report a lapse in professionalism, or for consultation an​d assistance to faculty, residents, interns, clinical and postdoctoral fellows, staff, and graduate and medical students please contact the office at 303-724-4PRO (4776) or email  You may also directly contact Drs. Rumack or Harris at one of the communication methods below. Services of the Office of Professionalism are provided free of charge. 


​Barry H. Rumack, MD
Direc​​tor,​ Office of Pro​fessionalism
Professor Emeritus
Dept. of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
(no confidential information via email please)
Office Phone: 303-724-7854
Building 500, 8th Floor, Room 8000C
Josette G. Harri​s, PhD
Associate Director, Office of Professionalism
Dept. of Psychiatry and Neurology
(no confidential information via email please)
Office Phone: 303-724-6224
Building 500, 4th Floor, Room E4​312     
Note that offsite and ons​ite ​​visits are by appointment only.​

Professionalism is a cornerstone of medicine and is essential to achieving excellence in research, education, clinical care and university and community service. It requires an ongoing commitment to honesty, integrity, respect, altruism, accountability, compassion, empathy and self-improvement. The University of Colorado School of Medicine reaffirms this commitment to a climate of respect, civility and cooperation among students, interns, residents, faculty, administrators, staff and society.