Reporting Mistreatment & Harassment

The University of Minnesota recognizes its obligation to its faculty, staff and the community to maintain the highest ethical standards.

To facilitate this, the University has chosen Ethical Advocate (UReport) to provide you with a way to report activities that may be violations of University policies or other laws, rules and regulations. Reports can be submitted anonymously and are accessible 24 hours, 7 days a week.

 

Reporting Allegations of Misconduct

  • Any University community member can submit a UReport if they suspect misconduct (students, faculty, staff, University, and non-University)
  • You may file an online report or call. If you call, you will get a live person that will ask you the questions. The questions the person will be asking are required from the online reporting system. Calls can also be made 24/7
  • Supporting documents can be uploaded or attached to your report
  • When reporting, provide all details regarding the alleged violation, including who, what, when, where and why you think the matter occurred so that it can be fully evaluated and addressed as appropriate
  • When you submit a report, you will be required to create your own, unique login and password. We encourage you to check back in to the report over the next several weeks as this will be the primary mode of communication with you

 

Medical Student Mistreatment in the Learning Environment

The University of Minnesota Medical School, Twin-Cities and Duluth campuses, demonstrates its commitment to maintaining an environment of mutual respect between student, teacher, and between peers through:

  • Maintaining and disseminating a Medical Student Mistreatment Policy
  • Maintaining a Mistreatment and Harassment Oversight Team comprised of key personnel in the medical school on both campuses who can provide support or investigate allegations of mistreatment specific to the medical school
  • Offering resources and programs to students, faculty and staff to promote a positive learning environment
  • Providing Resources for Counseling, Advice and Informal Resolution

Medical Student Mistreatment Policy

The Medical Student Mistreatment Policy informs the medical school community about:

  • What constitutes medical student mistreatment
  • Ways members of the community can identify mistreatment and the options available for the reporting allegations
  • The responsibility of the Medical School to prevent retaliation against any persons who submit medical student mistreatment complaints
  • The process by which allegations of mistreatment will be investigated in a prompt, thorough and impartial manner

 

Mistreatment and Harassment Oversight Team

The medical school maintains a Mistreatment and Harassment Oversight Team, consisting of key leaders on both campuses, within Undergraduate Medical Education, Student Affairs, and Minority Affairs and Diversity, who serve as officially designated individuals for handling reports of mistreatment involving medical students. Individuals wishing to report an incident or seeking advice can contact the individuals listed below. 

Mary Tate, Director of Minority Affairs and Diversity - Twin Cities
tatex001@umn.edu | (612) 625-1494

Michael Kim, MD, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs - Twin Cities
mikekim@umn.edu | (612) 625-5180 

Robin Michaels, PhD, Associate Dean for Student Life and Academic Affairs - Duluth
rmichael@d.umn.edu | (218) 726-8872

 

Resources and Programs to promote a positive learning environment

The medical school offers a variety of workshops to medical students to increase awareness of behaviors associated with mistreatment, and mistreatment policies and procedures. In addition, the medical school and the University offers many online resources for those interested in learning more.

Guiding Principles to Nurture the H.E.A.L.T.H. of the Medical School Community

Working Better Together (Tools and Resources)

Office for Community Standards - for incidents between students

Office of Conflict Resolution - OCR provides confidential formal and informal conflict resolution services (ie mediation) to students experiencing employment-related conflicts. Consultations

 

Resources for Informal Reporting, Counseling, and Advice

Concerns, problems, questions, and complaints may be discussed without fear of retaliation, with anyone in a supervisory position within the Medical School Community including a faculty member, course director, residency program director, division chief, department head, dean or director. The assistance provided may include counseling, coaching or direction to other resources at the Medical School. Students are strongly encouraged to submit formal reports through the UReport system or to a member of the Mistreatment and Harassment Oversight Team. Allegations of sexual, racial, or ethnic discrimination, including harassment, should be reported to the University’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

 

Contact

Mary Tate, Director of Minority Affairs and Diversity
tatex001@umn.edu | (612) 625-1494

Michael Kim, MD, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
mikekim@umn.edu | (612) 625-5180 

Robin Michaels, PhD, Associate Dean for Student Affairs
rmichael@d.umn.edu | (218) 726-8872

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

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