In case the students affair committee suggests any modification, you will be bound to follow without argument.
NOTE: Sikh students can wear turban.
A. GENERAL GUIDELINES
B. HANDLING CHEMICALS AND EQUIPMENT
C. HEATING SUBSTANCES
Students will not refuse to participate in the care of a person based on race, religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, age, or sexual preference. Students will treat all patients, faculty, staff, classmates, medical specialties, and health care team members with respect and consideration without regard to gender, age, race, religion, ethnicity, class, or sexual orientation.
The patient’s right to the confidentiality of his or her medical information is fundamental. The discussion of a patient and the handling of their medical record shall not violate their confidence.
3. Professional Demeanour
The student should be thoughtful and professional when interacting with patients and their families, faculty, and colleagues. Inappropriate behaviour includes, but is not limited to, the use of offensive language, gestures. Students must dress in accordance with hospital policy when interacting with in-patients, out-patients and faculty when in a clinical posting. The student should seek supportive services when appropriate.
A student should accurately represent him/herself. Students should never introduce themselves as doctor as this is a misrepresentation of the student’s position, knowledge, and authority.
Students are expected to demonstrate honesty and integrity in all aspects of their education and in their interactions with patients, staff, faculty, and colleagues. They will not cheat, plagiarize, or assist others in the commission of such acts. The student must ensure the accuracy and completeness of his or her part of the medical record and must make a good-faith effort to provide the best possible patient care. Students should seek consultation and supervision whenever they are unsure of their level of knowledge and/or experience. Students are encouraged to report any breach of the guidelines stated in this code of conduct by other students through the appropriate channels. The student should understand the protocols for such reports.
6. Sexual Misconduct
The student will not engage in romantic, sexual or other non-professional relationships with a patient or a patient’s family, even at the request of the patient or family member, while the student is involved with the patient’s care. The student is not expected to tolerate inappropriate sexual behaviour on the part of faculty, staff other medical personnel, or patients.
The student will not use alcohol or drugs in a manner that could compromise patient care. It is the responsibility of every student to protect the public from an impaired colleague, and to attempt to assist a colleague who is impaired to receive the appropriate intervention.
NOTE: Any violation of the code of conduct would be treated as indiscipline and will lead to an appropriate disciplinary action.