Fellows must demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population.
- Fellows are expected to treat patients and their family members, colleagues, house staff, support staff, and administrative staff members with appropriate respect.
- Fellows are expected to approach patient care with compassion and integrity and to be sensitive to individual patient needs with respect to patients’ age, gender, culture, and/or disabilities.
- Fellows are expected to maintain the highest ethical standards including maintaining patient confidentiality, ensuring informed consent, adhering to ethical business practices, and informing patients of all practical therapeutic options.
- Fellows are expected to be committed to excellence and on-going professional development.
- Fellows are expected to report to work in a timely fashion that provides adequate time to prepare for rounds, instruct junior house staff, and attend to complicated or critically ill patients.
- Fellows will check out any patient issues that may need attention overnight to the on-call fellow.
- Professionalism will be evaluated through direct observation by attending physicians and reported via rotation evaluations.
- Professionalism will be evaluated by support staff members via 360 degree evaluations.