Procedure for Reporting Ethics Violations
Procedure for Reporting Ethics Violations by Medical Students - Twin Cities Campus
This procedure accompanies the Policy for Reporting and Handling Violations of Ethics/Honor And Professionalism Codes by Medical Students - Twin Cities
- Student, faculty or staff observes a violation by a medical student of the Medical Student Professionalism Code or the Statement of Intellectual Responsibility.
- Student, faculty or staff contacts the chair of the medical student Peer Review Committee (PRC) (MedPRC@umn.edu) or the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs (Michael Kim, MD at firstname.lastname@example.org).
- The Assistant Dean for Student Affairs advises and refers accuser to the PRC.
- The PRC contacts the accuser, solicits response from the accused, and recommends actions [PRC Procedural Guidelines] that may include:
- Unsubstantiated accusation, no referral
- Refer to Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
- Refer to Committee on Student Scholastic Standing (COSSS).
Confidentiality will always be preserved, but there are times when anonymity may not be preserved.
Standards for behavior:
Thresholds for reporting should be low.
Educational opportunities and requirements:
- Peer Review Committee (PRC) will receive training by EOAA
- Course directors, faculty teachers and medical students will be notified of the process and policy annually.
- Communications with students, student council and SPRC are essential
Mandatory Reporting to Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action for any of the following:
- Failure to provide accommodation for disability
- Retaliation (protected class does not have to be involved) or Disparate impact (group action)