Residents and fellows are preparing for a career that demands the highest standards of honor, ethics, and professional behavior and appearance. IU School of Medicine residents and fellows voluntarily place themselves under the rules and regulations of the University, the School, and affiliated hospitals—and agree to abide by them. Policies and guidelines that govern IU School of Medicine residents and fellows are available on the GME Portal of MedNet.
Policies and Guidelines
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.
Managed by the Office of Medical Student Education, the following policies and standards apply to all IU School of Medicine MD students. Additional policy documents are available on MedNet.
Ethics, Integrity and Compliance
As part of its core mission and values, IU School of Medicine is committed to facilitating and promoting an environment of integrity that embraces the very highest standards of ethical behavior and exemplary moral character. Developed by students and endorsed by IU School of Medicine faculty, staff, leadership and administration, the Honor Code reinforces university and clinical policies regarding ethical treatment of patients, learners and colleagues. All members of the IU School of Medicine community have committed to following and upholding this code.