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

  1. Student, faculty or staff observes a violation by a medical student of the Medical Student Professionalism Code or the Statement of Intellectual Responsibility.
  2. Student, faculty or staff contacts the chair of the medical student Peer Review Committee (PRC) or the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs.
  3. The Assistant Dean for Student Affairs advises and refers accuser to the PRC.
  4. 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).
  5. PRC provides a semiannual report to the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs.
  6. PRC maintains confidential records until student graduates.

Procedure for Reporting Ethics Violations by Medical Students - Twin Cities Campus

Confidentiality will always be preserved, but there are times when anonymity may not be preserved.

Standards for behavior:

Peer Review Committee Procedural Guidelines

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:

  • Discrimination
  • Failure to provide accommodation for disability
  • Retaliation (protected class does not have to be involved) or Disparate impact (group action)

Phone: 612-624-9547

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