Tufts University School of Medicine

In 1893, the Tufts University School of Medicine was originally opened as the Tufts College Medical School in Boston. In the many years since, the University has been a premier institution for educating professionals such as clinicians, scientists, and public health officials. The administration continues to maintain high expectations for students in the areas of social responsibility, personal conduct and professionalism, and compliance with academic standards.

Medical school students are held accountable for satisfying standards that reflect the profession's commitment to academic performance and professional behavior. Based on the potential risks, medical students faced with academic remediation or disciplinary measures of all kinds must act swiftly and appropriately. The issue should be discussed with family members and an attorney-adviser should be retained for critical guidance and support.

Examples of Deficiencies in Professionalism

  • Failing to admit responsibility for shortcomings or errors, or reacting defensively to constructive criticism
  • Not recognizing personal or professional limitations
  • Demonstrating insensitivity for the feelings or needs of patients or peers

The Tufts University School of Medicine Standards of Conduct outlines the expectations for adherence to the Student Honor Code. The Student Ethics and Promotions Committee (SEPC) is responsible for addressing concerns related to ethical violations or instances of un