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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.
Industry Relations Policy

Industry Relations Policy

The School’s relationships among faculty and private industry must be clearly defined and appropriate to guide and govern collaborations.
Ombuds Office

Ombuds Office

The Ombuds Office is a resource for learners and faculty to address concerns, complaints and disputes with an impartial third-party in a safe environment.
 

Residents and Fellows

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.

 

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.

School Support

IU School of Medicine has the responsibility to help address fears and prejudices that faculty, students and other personnel in the School may have. To carry out this responsibility, IU School of Medicine will

  • Provide accurate information to applicants regarding personal risks inherent in the practice of medicine.
  • Provide training in accepted measures to prevent exposure to or transmission of infectious agents in health care settings.
  • Provide additional education and counseling to individuals apprehensive about participating in educational programs or patient care activities.
  • Provide appropriate equipment to minimize the risk of infection with infectious agents.
  • Ensure that policies exist to monitor adherence to institutional guidelines for prevention and infection control.
  • Ensure that procedures are established in the event of accidental exposure.