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Respectful Learning Environment for Medical Education

Respectful Learning Environment for Medical Education (Accreditation Standard MS 32)

If you feel you have been mistreated by either a Memorial or non-Memorial employee and would like to speak with someone, please contact Nicole Penney, Student Wellness Consultant in the Office of Student Affairs by email or phone (709) 864 6349, toll free at
1 877 794 9740.

Purpose of the policy

To outline the expectations, guidelines, and processes that are intended to support individuals and sustain a respectful learning environment free from intimidation and harassment in Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) and Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Some key points

       As per the Memorial University of Newfoundland Code, all members of the Memorial University of Newfoundland Community, which includes Learners, Faculty, and Staff, share a responsibility to treat others with respect and fairness, be responsible and honest, and uphold the highest standards of academic integrity.     

       All Learners are entitled to interact in an environment that stresses acceptance, values diversity, requires respect for dignity and the interests of others, and is free from any form of harassment.

       Behaviour that is intimidating and/or harassing towards another individual is not tolerated.

Respectful Learning Environment for Medical Education Powerpoint Presentation

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