Medicine Chief’s Corner

UTHealth IM Residents can access detailed information in Canvas

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.