Professionalism in the Workplace

All UW School of Medicine and Public Health faculty and staff are responsible for upholding the highest standards for professional conduct and ethical behavior in pursuing the School’s missions of patient care, education, research, and service.

Professionalism includes:

  1. Demonstrating honesty, integrity, inclusivity, accountability, and fairness.
  2. Treating everyone, including patients and visitors, colleagues, staff, and learners, with kindness, compassion, and respect.
  3. Making a commitment to altruism in all interactions.

Faculty and staff are responsible for personally modeling professional conduct and inspiring and expecting professional behavior by others. The department expects all faculty to abide by these principles of professionalism, and associated laws and university policies, in the performance of their responsibilities.