Professionalism is a cornerstone of medicine. 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 students, residents, faculty and society.
Professionalism First is a bold new campaign to heighten awareness of the importance of professionalism across the Anschutz Medical Campus as it relates to medical education. It is intended to promote learner and faculty development on professionalism and to highlight the school’s new process for students and residents to anonymously and/or confidentially report lapses in or exemplary professional behavior by faculty and residents.
With the assistance of EthicsPoint, a secure and confidential third-party reporting system, a newly formed CU School of Medicine Faculty Professionalism Committee is able to investigate and respond to reports in order to foster an environment of continuous exemplary professional behavior.