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Commitments of Learners

  • We will respect students, peers, patients and teachers as individuals, without regard to race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or national origin.
  • We will strive for excellence in attaining the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed for the highest standard of patient care.
  • We will attend all learning sessions designated as required by our teachers, which will include all patient presentations and small group sessions. We will demonstrate respect towards teachers and peers by arriving on time, turning off cell phones, silencing pagers, and complying with other specific expectations defined by the faculty.
  • We will wear appropriate attire. In the classroom setting, it should not cause distraction and in the presence of patients, whether in classroom or clinical settings, it should comply with patient expectations and the standards published by the institution.
  • We will work effectively in teams, respecting the contributions of all members, assuming a fair share of responsibility, and performing leadership tasks with a sense of service to others.
  • We will acknowledge and seek help when an assigned clinical task is beyond our level of skill. If an assigned task conflicts with personal ethics, we will discuss this with the supervising physician and strive to reach a resolution that places priority the interests of the patient.
  • We will recognize our obligations as a collegial community, sharing knowledge and assisting peers in their quest to achieve professional and personal goals. We will assist our colleagues in distress.
  • We will establish the habit of critical reflection, acknowledge gaps in our knowledge, recognize our limitations, and strive for constant self-improvement.
  • We will respect the intellectual property of others and will use online resources, such as Knowledge Map, in a manner that is consistent with that respect.
  • We will demonstrate honesty and integrity in all academic endeavors, including examinations, research efforts and patient care entries.
  • We will strive to create a culture of safety. We will accept responsibility for errors and near-errors by disclosing them, analyzing them and implementing changes that would prevent similar events in the future.
  • In the spirit of continuous quality improvement, we will accept the responsibility of constructive evaluation of our courses and teachers.