Codes of Conduct and Procedural Policy.
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is committed to establishing and maintaining an environment in which every community member is enabled and encouraged to excel. This will happen only if all of us work in harmony, free of intimidation, exploitation, ridicule, and harassment. We must maintain a productive environment in which no individual is subject to discrimination or abuse. This statement should be read as consistent with and in conjunction with UCLA policies relating to harassment and discrimination.
Specific behaviors that are not acceptable include:
In June 2005, The University of California adopted the standards of ethical conduct which contains 12 standards that apply to all at the University. As health care has specific rules and concerns, the health system has a Code of Conduct that supplements the UC Code.
It is important to emphasize that the foundation of the Code is the ethical commitment of UCLA Health System. The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the UCLA hospitals, ambulatory clinics, faculty, students, and staff are dedicated to building and sustaining an ethical environment founded on basic values. In carrying out the mission of developing and maintaining a compliance-oriented environment in which the educational and scientific programs of the Schools of the UCLA Center for the Health Sciences are integrated with exemplary patient care, UCLA Health System supports the following values:
"The act of detachment, the virtue of method, the quality of thoroughness, and the grace of humility." -Sir William Osler
As a UCLA medical student, I recognize that it is a great privilege and responsibility to study medicine. When I entered this school, I undertook the task of maintaining a certain standard of conduct not only as a student, but also as a future professional.
Each student should strive to develop and maintain personal honor and integrity as well as compassionate and ethical behavior. It is the responsibility and duty of each student to achieve these ideals. Rather than an inclusive listing, the honor code outlines the behavior and ideals that we medical students believe to be important; student should strive to progress beyond these guidelines.
Respect for Others
I will endeavor to uphold these principles in both letter and spirit.
General University Policy Regarding Academic Appointees
This policy is the Faculty Code of Conduct as approved by the Assembly of the Academic Senate on June 15, 1971, and amended by the Assembly on May 30, 1974, and with amendments approved by the Assembly on March 9, 1983, May 6, 1986, May 7, 1992, October 31, 2001, May 28, 2003, and June 12, 2013, and by The Regents on July 18, 1986, May 15, 1987, June 19, 1992, November 15, 2001, July 17, 2003 and July 18, 2013. In addition, technical changes were made September 1, 1988 and June 11, 2010. Additional policies regarding the scope and application of the Faculty Code of Conduct and the University’s policies on faculty conduct and the administration of discipline are set forth in APM - 016, the University Policy on Faculty Conduct and the Administration of Discipline.
The Faculty Code of Conduct as Approved by the Assembly of the Academic Senate (Code of Professional Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct of University Faculty, and University Disciplinary Procedures)
The University seeks to provide and sustain an environment conducive to sharing, extending, and critically examining knowledge and values, and to furthering the search for wisdom. Effective performance of these central functions requires that faculty members be free within their respective fields of competence to pursue and teach the truth in accord with appropriate standards of scholarly inquiry.
The faculty’s privileges and protections, including that of tenure, rest on the mutually supportive relationships between the faculty’s special professional competence, its academic freedom, and the central functions of the University. These relationships are also the source of the professional responsibilities of faculty members.
It is the intent of the Faculty Code of Conduct to protect academic freedom, to help preserve the highest standards of teaching and scholarship, and to advance the mission of the University as an institution of higher learning. Part I of this Code sets forth the responsibility of the University to maintain conditions and rights supportive of the faculty’s pursuit of the University’s central functions.