Curricular Feedback (MS1, MS2)
- Emailed out to every student after every block.
- Students are required to fill the form out.
- Responses are anonymous.
- Teaching portion
- Responses read by corresponding Block Chair, the Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs, Dr. El-Farra, and the evaluation team.
- Responses then used during Human Biology and Disease (HB&D) meetings, which will influence decisions regarding changes in curriculum during the pre-clinical years.
- Respect portion
- Responses read by Assistant Dean Joyce Fried.
- Responses used as feedback for instructors at all levels in order to continually foster a culture of respect and safety in the learning environment.
Clerkship Feedback (MS3, MS4)
- Intended for students in their clerkship years.
- Students are required to fill out.
- Responses are anonymous.
- Comments are de-identified, remain confidential at all times and if necessary, will foster discussion with relevant individuals typically six months after an initial incident is reported.
- Responses are read by clerkship chairs and other relevant faculty members. This information will then influence the structure, academic and professional issues surrounding the clinical years.
Student Feedback (Everyone)
- Intended for all students to provide anonymous feedback regarding their experiences in the classroom and while on the wards.
- Feedback is genuinely anonymous – it is not tied to a student’s name in any way.
- If students want follow-up regarding the issue, they are welcome to document identifying information.
- Feedback can be positive or negative.
- Responses can only be accessed by student members of the DGSOM Professionalism Council. Student professionalism council representatives will review and present the responses and information at the professionalism council monthly meeting. If identifying information has been provided by the person who filled the form out, effort will be made on the part of the student members and faculty members of the Professionalism council to work in conjunction with the identified student to follow up and/or monitor the behavior of the subject in question.
- What do you mean by follow-up? This means that we will at first be vigilant to see if the incident in question is isolated or if a pattern emerges for a particular individual or group. If it seems that multiple incidences have occurred, Dean Joyce Fried or another designated faculty will meet with the party and have a discussion regarding the events that occurred.
- This feedback form will remain open indefinitely for continuous responses.
- Link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MZCJ6MQ
Speaking to Assistant Dean Joyce Fried (Everyone)
- If a student ever has problems with anything, door is always open to students.
- Dean Fried is well versed in handling all forms of abuse, including but not limited to: microaggressions, gender abuse, power abuse, verbal/physical/emotional abuse, issues of sexual harassment and ethnic mistreatment.
- Will do everything possible to make sure that the student feels safe in confiding the incident, and will ensure that no form of retaliation takes place against the student.
- Of note, most incidents remain anonymous at the behest of the student, but issues of sexual harassment are reported to the main campus and further disciplinary action will be pursued. Please do not let this discourage you from reporting, for NO RETALIATION AGAINST STUDENTS WILL BE TOLERATED.
Well-Being Survey (MS3)
- Completed at the end of third year.
- Required to be filled out by all MS3’s.
- Questions regarding Gender and Power abuse that may have been experienced during the core clerkships in a student’s third year. Aggregate information collected by Dean Joyce Fried and used as feedback in fostering a culture of respect.