- A professionalism problem is identified by:
The faculty member meets with student, provides feedback and has a discussion. The Student Professionalism Feedback Form is filled out by the faculty member and students are given an opportunity to include their comments before the form is submitted.
The faculty member submits the form to the chair of the Professionalism Committee so patterns of behavior may be tracked. (NOTE: The faculty member completing the form should give direct feedback to the student prior to submitting the form to the chair of the Professionalism Committee.)
If the student does not provide comments on the submitted form, he/she is given another opportunity to provide a written reply to the chair of the Professionalism Committee.
If the behavior described is egregious or a documented repeated behavior, the Professionalism Committee chair refers the matter to the Professionalism Committee. If the behavior relates to the Honor Code, the Professionalism Committee chair confers with the chair of the Honor Council and refers the matter to the Honor Council. The issue cannot be referred to both the Professionalism and the Honor Council simultaneously. If the behavior is not particularly egregious and not a documented repeated behavior, the chair of the Professionalism Committee may choose to follow-up with the student individually rather than referring the matter to the Professionalism Committee or Honor Council.
The Professionalism Committee or its chair makes a recommendation and suggests a remediation plan.
If the remediation plan is successfully completed, the feedback form, student response and all other related documentation are destroyed upon graduation
If the matter is determined to be particularly egregious by the chair and/or the Professionalism Committee, there is a pattern of recidivism, or the student fails to complete the remediation plan, the matter is referred to the Promotions Committee.
In the case where students are referred to the Promotions Committee, the Professionalism Committee will remain available to assist in the development of a remediation plan when deemed appropriate by the Promotions Committee.
- Faculty interacting with student
- Staff, patient or another student interacting with student, in which case the initial report is made to a faculty member, course director, or directly to the chair of the Professionalism Committee if the behavior is observed outside the realm of a “course.”
- The Honor Council if it determines that an alleged Honor Code violation is a professionalism issue.
For further information, please contact:
Wendy S. Madigosky, MD MSPH,
Chair, Medical Student Professionalism Committee
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Mail Stop F-523, Bldg. 500, 13001 E. 17th Place,
Aurora, CO 80045