Student Expectations


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Graduate Academic & Professional Expectations

Of course our students are expected to strive for academic and clinical excellence, but it is important to realize that true professionalism requires an ongoing commitment to service and ethical standards as well.

The following definition articulates these expectations well, and this office is dedicated to helping you fulfill the attributes it describes.

Please contact us to learn how to get involved

'Profession': A working definition for medical educators

[Cruess, S.R, Johnston, S. and Cruess, R.L. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 2004; 16: 74-76.]

Profession: An occupation whose core element is work based upon the mastery of a complex body of knowledge and skills.

It is a vocation in which knowledge of some department of science or learning or the practice of an art founded upon it is used in the service of others.

Its members are governed by codes of ethics and profess a commitment to competence, integrity and morality, altruism, and the promotion of the public good within their domain.

These commitments form the basis of a social contract between a profession and society, which in return grants the profession a monopoly over the use of its knowledge base, the right to considerable autonomy in practice and the privilege of self regulation.

Professions and their members are accountable to those served and to society.

Analysis
  • ...mastery of a complex body of knowledge and skills...
    • Your TOP priority! To be the best student of your chosen profession that you can possibly be. Strive for Academic & Clinical Excellence.
  • Its members are governed by codes of ethics and profess a commitment to competence, integrity and morality, altruism, and the promotion of the public good within their domain.
    • Do the Right Thing! Stay Competent via Continuing Education Give Back thru Service & Philanthropy Provide Leadership- your Profession & Community
  • These commitments form the basis of a social contract between a profession and society, which in return grants the profession a monopoly over the use of its knowledge base, the right to considerable autonomy in practice and the privilege of self-regulation their members are accountable to those served and to society.
    • Privilege comes with Accountability. A Campus Code of Conduct today A Professional Code of Conduct tomorrow.
Professional Development Opportunities at Augusta University
  • Specialized set of Skill & Knowledge Academic Honor Societies
  • Subject to a Code of Ethics & Conduct
  • Promote Ethics, serve on a Judicial Committee
  • Self-regulation
  • Maintain the integrity of the Honor Code
  • Provide Leadership & Service (campus & community)
  • Leadership: Class Office, Committees, Organizations, SGA
  • Service/Philanthropy promotion & recognition (AUPhi)