Indiana University School of Medicine develops physicians committed to a lifetime of service to the health needs of individuals. Such service demands adherence to the highest standards of professional conduct and behavior. In this context,
- Faculty, medical students and graduate medical students have a responsibility to provide care to all assigned patients, regardless of diagnosis.
- Faculty members have a special responsibility to set an example for the standards of ethical behavior and attitudes related to the practice of medicine.
- Medical students are properly trained in standard precautions and transmissions-based precautions prior to providing care, under proper supervision, to all assigned patients.
- Failure to accept such responsibility is contrary to the ethics inherent in the practice of medicine.