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Reporting Mistreatment

 If a student feels that he or she has been subject to mistreatment in the learning or clinical environment, there are a variety of options for reporting.  We recognize that students may differ in how they want to address this issue, and we seek to provide a wide array of reporting options.


 Options for Reporting Mistreatment


 Office of Professionalism

The Office of Professionalism can serve as an advocate for fair and equitable treatment for medical students and can facilitate confidential and safe reporting of mistreatment or abuse.

Contact Information:  

Barry Rumack, MD
Director, Office of Professionalism
Professor Emeritus, Department of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
Email: (no confidential information please)
Phone: 303-724-7854
Office Location: Building 500, 8th Floor, Room 8000C
Note that offsite and onsite visits are by appointment only.

Josette G. Harris, Ph.D.
Office of Professionalism

Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology

Head, Division of Clinical Psychology
Department of Psychiatry
Phone: 303-724-6224
Office Location: Building 500, 4th Floor, Room E4312

For further information about the Office of Professionalism, go to:


 EthicsPoint Reporting System

EthicsPoint is a third-party, online reporting system that allows students and residents to report, anonymously or confidentially, lapses in professionalism or exemplary professional behavior, by faculty and residents.

To make a professionalism report, click here.

For further information regarding making professionalism reports through EthicsPoint, go to:

(The EthicsPoint reporting system is under consideration for continuation beyond a planned end date of December 2014.)


 Office of Student Life, CUSOM

The Office of Student Life is available to address all types of student concerns, and can provide advice and guidance.  For further assistance, contact the Associate Dean of Student Life or the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs. For further information, go to:


 Associate Dean for Student Advocacy, CUSOM

The Associate Dean for Student Advocacy provides advice and support to students on a variety of student concerns.  For further information, go to:


 A College faculty mentor or a trusted faculty or staff member

A College faculty mentor or a trusted faculty or staff member can listen and provide guidance or information about how to proceed.  For further information specifically about advisory colleges, go to:


 Student Evaluations of course/faculty/site

Students have the opportunity to complete evaluations on the block, site and on the faculty who teach them in the classroom or clinical setting (required in Phase III and some parts of Phase IV).  As part of these evaluations, students are specifically asked about faculty respect and professionalism and about the learning environment.  Contact the Evaluation Office for further information,


 Ombuds Office, CU Denver & Anschutz Medical Campus

The Ombuds Office provides “informal conflict resolution” that is “confidential and independent.” Their services are available to all within the University community.   A description of the Ombuds Office is found in the Appendix of this document.  For additional information, go to: