General Policies & Procedures: Academic Incivility: Resources for Dealing with Harassment
University of Minnesota Medical School (UMMS)
Graduate Medical Education
Policy: Academic Incivility: Resources for Dealing with Harassment
Effective Date: 1.27.09
Approved by GMEC:
Distribution: R/F; PD; PC; CSC; ACD Institution Policy Manual; GME website
Policy Owner: GME
If you or someone you know has experienced offensive, intimidating or hostile behavior that interferes with your ability to work or study, you don’t have to face these challenges alone.
The UM is committed to providing you with a respectful academic environment. There are services here to support you.
Primary sources of assistance include:
- Your Program Director or Faculty Advisor. They are your essential partners in a successful educational experience. If you encounter a problem and feel comfortable approaching them, do it and do it early.
- Student Conflict Resolution Center (SCRC). If you want to talk to someone outside of your department, you can contact the SCRC. Consultations are confidential - no one will know you contacted SCRC without your permission. SCRC works with hundreds of students and offers information, coaching, and intervention. You can reach them by phone 612-624-SCRC, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or in person (211 Eddy Hall).
- Mary Tate. The Director of the Medical School Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity is the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action liaison. For questions or concerns regarding matters of allegations of mistreatment, sexual harassment, or discrimination, the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity may assist in finding solutions. You can reach her by phone 612-625-1494, by email email@example.com, or in person B608 Mayo.
- Marilyn Becker. The Medical School Director of Learner Development. Dr. Becker assists residents and fellows with learning/performance concerns across the GME competencies and residency/fellowship requirements; provides assessments and referrals for special services [disability evaluation, ESL tutoring, personal/couple counseling, health/wellness assistance]; and is available for consultation on academic/training process difficulties. You can reach her by phone 612-626-7196, by email firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person B624Mayo.
- Resident Assistance Program (RAP). The Resident Assistance Program (RAP) is a confidential counseling service designed to offer residents and their immediate family members a professional, external resource to address a variety of stressors, at no cost to the client. In many cases, these stressors are affecting personal lives and impacting a resident’s ability to meet professional expectations in the workplace. You can reach them by phone 651-430-3383 (local) OR 1-800-632-7643 (toll free); or the web www.sandcreekeap.com.
Delaying or avoiding a situation can make it worse. Don’t put off addressing a problem until you’re falling behind in your coursework or considering leaving your program or job. You don’t have to face it alone.