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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:
(a) compassion, integrity, and respect for others;
(b) responsiveness to patient needs that supersedes self-interest;
(c) respect for patient privacy and autonomy;
(d) accountability to patients, society and the profession; and,
(e) sensitivity and responsiveness to a diverse patient population, including but not limited to diversity in gender, age, culture, race, religion, disabilities, and sexual orientation.
(f) high standards of ethical behavior, and
(g) a commitment to continuity of patient care

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