The KGI School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences students and faculty have adopted the following code of conduct to guide ethical behavior in hospitals, community pharmacies, research and production facilities, and various rotation sites included as clinical practice experiences. We feel that the magnitude of our responsibility as healthcare professionals necessitates the establishment of the highest standards of professional conduct.
This code of conduct represents general standards of behavior and illustrates ideals for which to strive; however, specific infractions reported by students, “preceptors” or faculty to the Chairperson of the Student Conduct Committee may be investigated by this Committee with respect to both the magnitude and chronicity of incidents considered. It should also be understood that these general standards may not afford guidance in every conceivable situation or anticipate every possible infraction.
The Student Conduct Committee will be charged with the responsibility of promptly investigating alleged infractions of this code. All cases will require the submission of a report of findings and appropriate recommendations to the Dean’s Office in a timely manner.
Students should read, discuss and sign the KGI School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Clinical Code of Conduct prior to enrollment in the KGI School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
This code of conduct was created by the faculty of the KGI School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Modifications of this code will require the approval of the Student Handbook Taskforce and the Executive Council of the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
The KGI SPHS student will:
If a student feels that a preceptor, other professional or program leadership has committed infractions against the above standards, he/she has the responsibility of informing that preceptor, professional or program leadership whether by direct contact or by way of an honest evaluation at the end of a rotation, internship or field work of such feelings so that the preceptor, professional or program leadership can improve their performance.
Note: The above standards of conduct are based on the Code of Conduct for Duke University Medical Students and have been adapted to meet the individual needs of the KGI School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.