Policies

Psychiatry Clerkship: Reno

The School of Medicine policies are posted on the Office of Medical Education website and in the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Student Handbook.

Absences

The following constitute excused absences:

  • Serious illness of self or immediate family member
  • Death of close family member or family issues
  • Emergencies and accidents

Students who are ill are encouraged to take appropriate time off and seek medical care. After three days, a medical note is required.

Attendance at conferences requires advance notice and planning; it is usually granted only if a student is presenting scholarly work at that meeting.

The policy for religious holidays can be found on the UNR Religious Holiday Observation policy page.

Late work should be discussed with the clerkship coordinator and will be handled on a case by case basis.

A missed Shelf examination will be rescheduled through the clerkship coordinator and the Office of Medical Education. Other examinations or assignments will be rescheduled through the clerkship coordinator.

An unscheduled absence may require days to be made up prior to successful completion of the rotation. Absence due to illness or emergent situations should be communicated to the clerkship administrator and the site supervisor immediately. School of Medicine policy allows students three days per academic year to attend professional conferences. If you intend to use time from the psychiatry rotation to attend a conference, please confirm this with the clerkship coordinator at least sixty days in advance of your scheduled rotation.

Protocol for Remediation of Unsatisfactory Performance

The first line of contact for academic concerns or professionalism issues will be the Clerkship Directors listed on the cover of this syllabus. Also, you may contact Ranna Nash, Learning Specialist, with the Office of Student Affairs.

Students falling below minimum standards or receiving a grade of "Incomplete" will be required to begin a formal remediation program. Students will work with their Clerkship Directors to develop a specific remediation plan that includes activities and timelines. The plan will be submitted to the Office of Medical Education for review and then referred to the Student Promotion and Conduct Committee (SPCC) for approval. There the students and Clerkship Directors will present the remediation plan. SPCC follow-up will be determined by the complexity of the remediation plan

Academic Success Services

The School of Medicine provides support for all medical students through the Academic Learning Center.

The Learning Specialist can also provide additional resource materials, and assistance with study strategies, time management skills and USMLE and NBME exam preparation.

If you have any questions please contact our Learning Specialist, Ranna Nash by email: rannan@med.unr.edu or telephone: (775) 682-8355

Professionalism Guidelines

Here are the statements contained in the School of Medicine Student Handbook. They are very similar to those recommended in the UNR "Syllabus Requirements."

Academic Dishonesty

In accordance with UNR policy, academic dishonesty is defined as:

Cheating, plagiarism, or otherwise obtaining grades under false pretenses. Plagiarism is defined as submitting the language, ideas, thoughts or work of another as one's own; or assisting in the act of plagiarism by allowing one's work to be used in this fashion. Cheating is defined as (1) obtaining or providing unauthorized information during an examination through verbal, visual or unauthorized use of books, notes, text and other materials; (2) obtaining or providing information concerning all or part of an examination prior to that examination; (3) taking an examination for another student, or arranging for another person to take an exam in one's place; (4) altering or changing test answers after submittal for grading, grades after grades have been awarded, or other academic records once these are official.

Also included under the heading of "cheating" is the submission of any work as your own that you did not create or perform. This includes, but is not limited to: homework assignments, written projects, and patient history or examination findings.

Cheating on any academic test will result in automatic failure of the course.

Students will be referred to SPCC. Disciplinary action up to and including dismissal may be recommended by the SPCC. and presented for approval by the School of Medicine Dean. If SPCC approves continued active student status, the student will be placed on probation. If the student is permitted to repeat the course, the highest grade they can receive is a C. A second infraction related to academic dishonesty will result in dismissal.

Patient Care

Patient care infractions include falsifying or knowingly omitting pertinent information, lying regarding patient care, and/or conscious HIPAA violations: Students will be referred to SPCC. Disciplinary action up to and including dismissal may be recommended by the SPCC and presented for approval by the School of Medicine Dean. If SPCC approves continued active student status, the student will be placed on probation. A second infraction related to patient care will result in dismissal. The Student Promotion and Conduct Committee shall have the ability to override these guidelines.

Statement of Disability Services

During the admissions process, qualified candidates with disabilities will be considered without regard to their ability status by the School of Medicine Admissions Committee in accordance with School of Medicine's Essential Functions Requirements. Appropriate accommodations to help the candidate successfully meet the requirements for graduation from the School of Medicine must be planned and discussed with the appropriate committees prior to matriculation. Disabilities occurring after matriculation will be dealt with on an individual basis by the Student Promotion and Conduct Committee (SPCC) in accordance with the Essential Functions Requirements to best meet the needs of the candidate and the school. Candidates must understand and accept their roles as health care providers within their communities.

The School of Medicine retains the right to review and approve or decline any or all requests for accommodation. If you have a disability that necessitates accommodation to meet the School of Medicine's Essential Functions Requirements, then you must provide, at your own expense, appropriate documentation from a qualified professional describing the disability and setting forth any reasonable accommodations necessary to ensure that you are able to meet the Essential Functions.