A McGovern Medicine at UTHealth Houston Internal Medicine Resident…

  • pursues excellence in patient care, always doing their best and prioritizing the patient first
  • safely transitions care at the end of shift or when unable to care for the patient
  • identifies when help is needed and quickly escalates emergency conditions
  • meets clinical and nonclinical documentation expectations in a timely fashion
  • communicates effectively and respectfully with all other team members (patients, families, physicians, clinical and nonclinical staff)
  • is a team player, willing to help others with work and accept new patients
  • attends and participates in conference; prioritizes education.
  • asks for and incorporate feedback from all sources (physician and non-physician team members)
  • contributes to a culture of safety by helping colleagues who are struggling, reporting errors, and avoiding individual blame
  • ensures a positive working environment for everyone, including colleagues, students, and staff
  • exhibits sensitivity for cultural and personal differences among patients and colleagues
  • reduces or eliminates the effects of bias on their behavior
  • develops an attitude of inquiry by finding ways to learn from every case
  • upholds the highest standards of professionalism at all times (on and off campus) as a representative of UTHealth and physicians as a profession. Understand that you are never anonymous as a physician.
  • takes responsibility for their education and development; asks for help if struggling to meet expectations
  • takes responsibility for colleagues; let us know if someone else is struggling so that we can help

Policy on Appropriate Student Treatment

The academic environment, particularly in medical education, requires civility from all participants, regardless of role or level, and a particular respect for the values of professionalism, ethics, and humanism in the practice of medicine.

The relationship between teacher and learner is based on mutual respect and trust.  Faculty must respect students’ level of knowledge and skills, which students have the responsibility to represent honestly to faculty.  Faculty are obligated to evaluate students’ work fairly and honestly, without discrimination based on gender, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, disability or veteran status.  Faculty have a duty not only to promote growth of the intellect but at the same time to model the qualities of candor, compassion, perseverance, diligence, humility, and respect for all human beings.

Because this policy pertains to students as learners, references to “teachers” or “faculty” shall also include residents and fellows in their teaching and supervisory role with regard to students. Please review the link above for detailed information on the policy.