HSOP Covenant

A Pledge Between Faculty and Students

 

FACULTY

We pledge our best effort to ensure a high quality educational program for our students.

As mentors, we will maintain high professional standards in our interactions with students, our colleagues, and staff.

We respect all students regardless of gender, race, national origin, religion, or sexual orientation; we will not tolerate anyone who disrespects students because of biased attitudes or beliefs and will take appropriate actions against such individuals.

We pledge to be cognizant when students are having personal or academic problems and seek appropriate resources to provide help.

In encouraging and nurturing the intellectual, personal, and professional growth of our students, we celebrate expressions of professional attitudes and behaviors, as well as academic achievement.

We do not tolerate any abuse or exploitation of our students (or faculty).

We encourage any student who experiences mistreatment or who witnesses mistreatment or unprofessional behavior to report the facts (preferably in writing) immediately to appropriate faculty or staff; we treat all such reports as confidential and do not tolerate reprisals or retaliations of any kind.

STUDENTS

We pledge our utmost effort to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors required to fulfill all educational objectives established by the faculty AND our obligations to patients.

We hold the professional virtues of honesty, compassion, integrity, fidelity, and dependability as standards to conduct in a profession.

We respect all faculty members, staff, and fellow students regardless of gender, race, national origin, religion, or sexual orientation; we will not tolerate anyone who disrespects faculty, students, or staff because of biased attitudes or beliefs and will take appropriate actions against such individuals.

We pledge to conduct ourselves as professionals, demonstrating respect for faculty, colleagues, and staff.

In meeting our professional obligations, we pledge to assist our fellow students in meeting their professional obligations as well.

* Adapted from, Cohen, JJ. Our compact with tomorrow’s doctors. Academic Medicine. 77;6: 475-480.

 

Last Updated: February 21, 2017