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General Surgery Residency

Professionalism - full statement

Residents must demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities and an adherence to ethical principles. Residents are expected to demonstrate: 

1) compassion, integrity, and respect for others


2) responsiveness to patient needs that supersedes self-interest


3) respect for patient privacy and autonomy


4) accountability to patients, society and the profession


5) sensitivity and responsiveness to a diverse patient population, including but not limited to diversity in gender, age, culture, race, religion, disabilities, and sexual orientation
 

6) high standards of ethical behavior
 

7) a commitment to continuity of patient care

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