Statement on Faculty Professionalism
Professionalism is a core value of the medical profession and encompasses those attributes and behaviors that support respect, inclusion, excellence, humanism, responsibility, trust, altruism, empathy, accountability and teamwork in all aspects of our institution. Professionalism is embedded in all of our activities. It involves relationships and interactions between all those involved in medical education, the delivery of patient care, and research endeavors. Those involved include physicians, physician assistants, anesthesiologist assistants, advanced practice providers, nursing staff, students, patients and their families, administrators, research staff and subjects, volunteers, and other health care providers. Faculty are expected to treat all with respect, civility, integrity, and fairness and to model such conduct. Faculty shall not discriminate against any individual based on age, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other status protected under Missouri or Federal law. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are embraced as essential aspects of professionalism.
All School of Medicine faculty are expected to uphold and exemplify the highest standards for professional conduct and ethical behavior. Faculty must respect the privacy of all individuals and the confidentiality of information entrusted to them or protected by applicable laws.
Faculty are also responsible for responding to and reporting unprofessional behavior on the part of others. All faculty are expected to adhere to UMKC School of Medicine and UMKC system policies and procedures. Unprofessional behavior may be that which is inappropriate, including discriminatory, intimidating, threatening, violent, inappropriate, illegal, dishonest or in violation of departmental, University or Health System standards, or violates UMKC School of Medicine, UMKC or UM System policies, procedures, or Collected Rules and Regulations (CRRs). Witnessed unprofessional activity may be reported through the UMKC School of Medicine mistreatment report, or to Office of Affirmative Action, Program Director, Clerkship Director, Departmental Chair, or any Assistant, Associate or Vice Dean.