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Policies, Procedures & Reporting


UW Medicine Policy on Professional Conduct

UW School of Medicine Diversity Policy

Medical Student Compliance

M.D. Program

M.D. Program Handbook (PDF) — The M.D. Program Handbook is a resource for medical students, faculty and staff, and includes information on policies, topics and issues that are relevant to the University of Washington School of Medicine medical education program.

Academic Policies for the M.D. Degree  — Academic Policies for the M.D. Degree is an updated and revised compilation of the relevant policies for the UWSOM’s undergraduate medical education program leading to the awarding of the Doctor of Medicine degree.

Academic Progress — Academic progress is governed by the Student Progress Committee within the UWSOM.

UW School of Medicine Student Mistreatment Policy

The UWSOM is committed to assuring a safe and supportive learning environment that reflects the institution’s values: excellence, respect, integrity, compassion, altruism and accountability in all endeavors. Diversity of ideas, perspectives and experiences is integral to our mission. All individuals in our UWSOM community are responsible for creating a welcoming and respectful environment where every person is valued and honored. Mistreatment of students by the faculty, staff and peers at UWSOM is prohibited. This mistreatment includes incidents of humiliation; harassment or discrimination based on gender identity, sexual orientation, age; and the use of grading or other forms of assessment in a punitive manner.

Expectations of teachers and learners are described more fully in the Policy on Professional Conduct.

Reviewed and approved by the Faculty Council on Academic Affairs, April 13, 2017
Approved by Suzanne M. Allen, M.D., M.P.H., Vice Dean for Academic, Rural and Regional Affairs, April 13, 2017

How to Report Student Mistreatment

USMLE Step 1 Examination Policy (E19)

USMLE Step 1 Examination Policy (E18 and prior)

UW School of Medicine Curriculum Governance Policy

UW School of Medicine Foundations Phase Attendance and Absentee Policy (effective September 2018)

UW School of Medicine Clinical Clerkship Absentee Policy (effective July 1, 2017)

UW School of Medicine Narrative Assessment Policy

Policy on Supervision of Medical Students in Clinical Settings