Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
MD Program

Professionalism at PSOM

Click here to submit a Professionalism Report to recommend a student receive an accolade for displaying profound professionalism in a clinical setting, or to document an alleged breach of professionalism by a student in any setting, on or off campus. Reports can be made anonymously and will be immediately received by the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Wellness, the Senior Vice Dean for Medical Education, and the COO of Academic Programs.  

PSOM considers professionalism to be an academic competency and is aligned with physicianship and the future care of patients and communities.

PSOM holds students to the highest standards of altruism, accountability and responsibility, excellence, duty, honesty and integrity, and respect for others at all times. We strive to incorporate into our curriculum opportunities for professional development and opportunities for students to practice principles of professionalism. Breaches of professionalism may be opportunities for productive failure, constructive coping, and learning; however, a serious or repetitive breach in professional behavior may result in disciplinary action.

Penn Medicine recognizes professionalism as a commitment to practicing humanistic values in the service of excellence in patient care, research, education, and civic engagement. At the individual, interpersonal, institutional, and societal levels, we express professionalism through our attitudes, behaviors, performance, and policies. PSOM endorses Penn Medicine’s standards.