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Students carry out professional responsibilities with the highest standards of excellence and integrity, consistent with the Honor Code and with adherence to ethical principles. Students value the humanity of all and demonstrate accountability to both patient and society by placing the patient first and advocating for improved access and just distribution of resources.

Graduates will acquire the following competencies related to professionalism.

Professionalism 1

Respond to patient needs in a manner that supersedes self-interest, respecting the dignity, privacy and autonomy of the patient, and employing strategies to reduce the effect of one's own beliefs, values, interests, and biases on patient care.

Professionalism 2

Demonstrate compassion, honesty, integrity, respect, responsibility, and self-discipline in relationships with all individuals, regardless of gender, age, culture, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, native language, or role.

Professionalism 3

Apply ethical and legal principles governing medical practice; identify, analyze and address unethical and unprofessional behaviors; maintain appropriate boundaries in relationships with patients and colleagues.