Standards of Behaviour
Our Faculty strongly
supports and acts upon the principles outlined in the following
statement developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges for
The medical learning environment is
expected to facilitate residents' acquisition of the professional and
collegial attitudes necessary for effective, caring and compassionate
health care. The development and nurturing of these attitudes is
enhanced and, indeed, based on the presence of mutual respect between
teacher and learner. Characteristic of this respect is the expectation
that all participants in the educational program assume their
responsibilities in a manner that enriches the quality of the learning
While these goals are primary to a
school's educational mission, it must be acknowledged that the social
and behavioural diversity of students, faculty, residents and staff,
combined with the intensity of the interactions between them, will, from
time to time, lead to alleged, perceived or real incidents of
inappropriate behaviour or mistreatment of individuals. Examples of
mistreatment include: sexual harassment; discrimination or harassment
based on race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical
handicap or age; humiliation, psychological or physical punishment and
the use of grading and other forms of assessment in a punitive manner.
The occurrence, either intentional or unintentional, of such incidents,
results in disruption of the spirit of learning and a breach in the
integrity and trust between teacher and learner.
In order to assure that all students have
an opportunity to learn and work in a supportive environment, it is
vital that the Dean's office be aware of problems should they arise. Any
concern can be brought forward by speaking with or writing to the
Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education.
In the case of concerns related to sexual
harassment, a formal university based structure has been established.
Names and telephone numbers of Sexual Harassment Assessors may be
obtained from the Deanery office or the McGill Dean of Students' office.
You may speak to the Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education or
contact the Sexual Harassment
Office directly (398-4911).
In the case of concerns related to
Harassment, Intimidation, Discrimination or Abuse of Power: McGill University
has adopted a policy which covers every member of the university
community, and this can be found at:
Policy on Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Prohibited by
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23 March, 2011