UI COM Positive Learning Environment
The University of Illinois College of Medicine is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and effective learning environment in which students, residents, fellows, faculty, and healthcare and administrative staff work together to both educate and learn in a manner that promotes the highest level of patient care. As an institution that trains the physician leaders of tomorrow, we expect members of our community to uphold an academic environment that encourages mutually respectful relationships, is conducive to learning, and is free of mistreatment, unlawful discrimination and harassment, and threats of retaliation.
All members of the medical education community have a shared responsibility to protect the integrity of the learning environment, a right to work and learn free of unlawful discrimination, harassment and mistreatment, and to report any incident in which that positive learning environment has been compromised.
To demonstrate the priority the UI COM Executive and Regional Deans have placed on upholding a positive learning Environment, the position of Director of Medical Student Learning Environment was created, and the following policy and guidelines were developed:
- UI COM Positive Learning Environment Policy
- Teacher/Student Guidelines
As a health education institution, we also fully embrace the AAMC philosophy on the importance of a healthy learning environment.
Anyone who experiences or witnesses student mistreatment may use the online Student Mistreatment Report Form (available for reporting incidents involving Chicago, Rockford or Peoria students) or the Urbana Mistreatment Report form (for reporting incidents involving Urbana Students). Reports can also be made directly to the Director of Medical Student Learning Environment.