Students at NEOMED are expected to maintain the highest level of conduct and professionalism in their actions both in and out of the classroom, as well as in activities associated with the University. In addition, students in professional education are expected to develop and maintain the ethical and moral values consistent with all social behavior, but especially those values that must be an integral part of the working attitude of health care professionals.
The COMPASS (Student Handbook)
As a NEOMED student, you are joining a community of learners committed to the pursuit of higher learning and quality service in the medical and pharmacy professions. You have been entrusted with the rights, privileges and responsibilities associated with NEOMED including awareness of and compliance with the policies and procedures contained within The COMPASS.
Committee on Academic & Professional Progress (CAPP)
The purpose of CAPP for each college is to evaluate academic performance, assess intellectual readiness, and review professionalism concerns. The COMPASS outlines details regarding the CAPP procedures, reasons why a student might need to meet with CAPP, all possible outcomes, and the due process and confidentiality that are inherent parts of the processes.
Professionalism Concern Note (PCN)
The purpose of the PCN is to confidentially report instances or patterns of substandard professional behavior. Professionalism Concern Notes are intended to serve as an educational tool, not a punitive tool, to discuss and remedy behavior that is not aligned with the Honor Code and Professional Commitment expectations. When concerning behavior is ongoing, unchanged, disruptive or destructive, the student may be referred to Student Conduct which provides for both informal and formal resolution options. PCNs do not become part of a student’s academic record unless the matter results in a change of academic status (ex. suspension, dismissal).
Student Honor Code
NEOMED students are expected to read, understand, sign and abide by the “Expectations of Student Conduct and Professional Commitment” while enrolled and involved in NEOMED, its partner institutions and hospitals, and NEOMED-sponsored activities. This honor code is created by the elected student members of the Student Conduct Council and is signed annually by all students.