Mistreatment, either intentional or unintentional, occurs when behavior shows disrespect for the dignity of others and unreasonably interferes with the learning process. Examples of mistreatment include: sexual harassment; discrimination or harassment based on race, religion, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation; humiliation; psychological or physical punishment; and the use of grading and other forms of assessment in a punitive manner (AAMC, 2011).
Further descriptions of mistreatment can be found in the Standards of Conduct for Faculty/Learner Relationships and Title IX.
The UMKC School of Medicine is committed to ensuring the learning environment is free of mistreatment. If you experience or witness mistreatment, you are kindly requested to report the mistreatment incident on the SOM Mistreatment Reporting Form to enable a prompt investigation.
If you would like to talk with someone about your experience please include your name in your report and Dr. Diana Dark, the Associate Dean for the Learning Environment, will contact you. Alternatively, you may contact Dr. Dark to discuss your experience; firstname.lastname@example.org.