Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM)
Code of Professional Standards
Preamble: Professionalism is the set of values that govern the members of a profession. It is the obligation of all members of the profession to uphold the stated values. In medicine, medical education, and the research, scholarly activity, and community engagement associated with medicine and medical education, the values governing professional conduct include:
Respect: Honoring the rights, values, perspectives, choices, privacy, and time of others.
Honesty: Telling the truth and not presenting the work, research, or ideas of others as your own.
Integrity: Admitting mistakes, exhibiting remorse after wrongdoing; fulfilling the obligations of one’s private and professional life.
Compassion: Treating each individual with empathy.
Inclusivity: Valuing all forms of diversity and listening to all voices.
Service: Contributing to the work of local, national, and international professional organizations; working to improve the health of individuals and communities on the local, national, and international levels
Excellence: Striving to exceed expectations; committing to life-long learning in order to provide the highest quality care and performance in educational, research, and clinical settings.
Duty/Dependability: Fulfilling professional obligations; demonstrating punctuality and thorough preparation; satisfying commitments in a timely fashion.
Accountability: Taking responsibility for one’s decisions and actions.
Altruism: Exhibiting an unselfish regard for, and devotion to, the welfare of others.
Professional Development Form (For faculty or staff to submit student Professionalism Code violations)
Professionalism Code Violation Process
For more information, please contact the senior associate dean, medical education.