MD Program

Professionalism Values

Professionalism is an essential part of the practice of medicine, and the Morsani College of Medicine is committed to assisting the development of professional attitudes and values in all our students. There are numerous components to professionalism, including reliability, adherence to ethical principles and effective collaboration with others (including peers, supervisors, patients, families and other members of the health care delivery team).


All USF MCOM subsidiaries are committed to providing a work environment free from unlawful discrimination and prohibit "unwelcome" or "unwanted" conduct which constitutes harassment. This policy strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination and harassment in the workplace based on medical condition, race, religion, color, national origin, disability, marital status, family status, age, sex, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. USF MCOM affirms that all employees have a right to work in an environment free from any type of discrimination and prohibits any conduct which constitutes sexual harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Unprofessional Behavior

Violations of the standards of conduct by faculty as enumerated in the Faculty Medical Learner Compact and in other University Policies shall be relayed to the Faculty Affairs dean for action based on University Regulation USF10.112: Faculty Misconduct and Incompetence.

Reporting System

There are many ways students and others can report a concern about lapses in professionalism. Options for discussion of such concern include:

Olga Skalkos, PhD
Office of Student and Resident Professional Development

Kira Zwygart, MD
Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Michael La Rock, MD
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, USF-Lehigh Valley

Bryan Bognar, MD
Vice Dean for Educational Affairs

Robert Barraco, MD
Associate Dean of Educational Affairs USF-Lehigh Valley

Charles Paidas, MD
Vice Dean, Clinical Affairs and Graduate Medical Education