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It is the goal of the School of Medicine to provide an environment for all students, including those in the medical doctorate program, allied health programs, basic science programs and more, that is conducive to learning and free of all forms of harassment. However, we recognize that misunderstandings between individuals do occur, particularly in the high-stress, low-sleep situations in which learners often find themselves. Mistreatment can take many forms, ranging from subtle belittlement or discrimination to blatant hostility or harassment. Mistreatment may cause a variety of emotional responses in a student, from anger to isolation and embarrassment. Fear of retaliation can be a major component. It can be difficult for students to report mistreatment, and the School has created several pathways to do so.

Additionally, learners themselves may exhibit professionalism challenges that impact their fellow learners. These can contribute to a negative learning environment as well.

Reports of perceived mistreatment, negative learning environment or learner unprofessionalism may be submitted electronically using the following form. It is not necessary to provide your name or other identifying information. Be aware, however, that you will not receive a response to forms submitted anonymously, and that such reports will only be used in aggregate to detect patterns of mistreatment and to provide feedback to improve the learning environment. This is an anonymous form, which will be sent to the Office of Student Affairs. If you do include identifying information, the Office of Student Affairs will reach out to obtain more information and to provide support.

Learner Mistreatment, Learning Environment or Learner Professionalism Concern

All reports will be managed in accordance with established policies including but not limited to those of the SOM Learning Environment and Student Mistreatment Policy, School of Medicine Human Resources, UNC Healthcare Human Resources and Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office.