Learner Mistreatment

Learner safety is our first priority at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. The School has created a formal process for learners to confidentially and anonymously report harassment, discrimination, unprofessional behaviour and mistreatment.

Mistreatment refers to the intentional and unintentional behaviour that shows disrespect for the dignity of others and unreasonably interferes with learner process (American Association of Medical Colleges 2011).

The guideline, reporting form and processes are available for learners to better understand learner mistreatment and the steps they can take should they encounter mistreatment. 

The School’s reporting process offers options for learners to report confidentially or anonymously.  Confidential reports will be assessed and investigated and learners can expect to be supported throughout the process.  Please be aware that not all anonymous complaints can be addressed such as cases where sharing the complaint may result in identifying the anonymous reporter.  

The Learner Experience Office will serve as the first point of contact for all reports and direct them to the appropriate School and Western teams to be managed.

Effective February 1, 2023 Learner Experience will not be addressing professionalism concerns from anonymous complaints.  Anonymous submissions will be limited to mistreatment, harassment and discrimination.

If you feel that there are behaviours which are impacting your success at Schulich, the Learner Experience team would be pleased to meet with you to help you navigate a path forward.  You are also always able to connect with the academic leads in Medicine and Dentistry, including the Vice Dean Dentistry, Vice Dean Undergraduate Medical Education and Associate Dean Postgraduate Medical Education.