Resident Professional Conduct
Resident Responsibilities
Relationship to the Medical Staff
Sexual Harassment
Appearance
Supervision
Corrective Action
  
Resident Responsibilities
Every University of Illinois residency program is committed to providing residents with the opportunity to:
   Initiate and follow a personal program of self- study and professional growth
   Participate in compassionate, safe, and effective patient care. Skills demonstrated should be commensurate with the level of training and responsibility
   Participate fully in the educational activities of the program and, as required, assume responsibility for teaching and supervising other residents and medical students
   Participate in institutional programs and activities involving the medical staff in the institution where assigned and adhere to established policies, standards, and procedures of the medical staff as currently written or amended
   Participate, when invited, on medical staff committees, especially those that relate to patient care review activities.
Residents are expected in turn to:
   Conform to applicable University of Illinois, College of Medicine, and affiliated institution policies, procedures, and regulations
   Behave in a professional manner when dealing with patients, visitors, medical staff, fellow residents,  medical students, University and affiliated institution employees, and supervisors, whether on or off duty
   Be aware of and respect the vulnerability of a patient in the physician-patient relationship and not take advantage of the patient for personal or sexual purposes.

  
Relationship to the Medical Staff
A resident physician is often the primary professional contact for patients.  As such, the resident represents the attending physician. The resident must clearly understand the attending physician's expectations for  communications about the patient's condition and concerns expressed by the patient or the family.

  
Appearance
Resident appearance and conduct must at all times reflect the dignity and standards of the medical profession. At all times while in patient areas, residents must wear lab coats and University identification badges or other badges as required by the institution where they are working. Residents are expected to adhere to affiliated hospital rules regarding attire, especially restrictions on operating room scrub suits and gowns.

  
Supervision
Residents are not allowed to assume ultimate responsibility for patients in the absence of  attending staff. All patient care is under the direction and supervision of the Program Director or designee and the attending physician.  All clinical procedures must be done with the prior approval of the attending physician.
Junior residents may be supervised by designated senior residents. Residents may be required to supervise medical students.