Professionalism is a core value in health care. At the centre of professionalism is a set of skills and behaviours that validate the trust put in us by our patients, our students, our colleagues, and our society.
- We must have the knowledge and skills to deliver care competently, with excellence always as our goal.
- Our behaviours must be informed by the needs of our patients, demonstrate integrity and respect, and meet the expectations of society.
- We strive to eliminate elitism and arrogance, and to manage conflicting interests responsibly
Beginning in 2010, the Orientation Committee added a new event to Orientation Week to introduce the new medical students to the Profession of Medicine. The event was viewed as highly successful and it has been incorporated into our orientation activities.
After introductory remarks by the Dean of the Fauclty of Medicine the new students have their stethoscopes ceremonially “draped” over their shoulders as a symbol ofcommitment to the profession they are joining.
- 2015 Speech Fast and Slow [PDF]
- 2014 Speech Humility (PDF)
- 2013 Speech Say "Thank you" (PDF)
- 2012 Speech Doctors don't stop being people (PDF)
- 2011 Speech It's not about you (PDF)
- 2010 Speech Trust & Respect (PDF)
Standards of Professional Behaviour
- Medical Clinical Faculty (PDF)
- Health Sciences Professional Students (PDF)
- See new Relationships with Industry in MD training (PDF)
Conflict of Interest:
- Relations with Industry in MD training (PDF)
Final report 2013