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Reporting

Professionalism is an attribute and competency demanded of all physicians and an important component of the College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. Medical schools have a responsibility for the initial professional education of their students and for assisting in the development of professional attitudes and attributes among these students. 

Anonymous Reporting System for Duty Hours Violation and Student Mistreatment 

To make an anonymous report, click here.

Physicianship and Professionalism Advocacy Program (PPAP)

Professionalism is an attribute and competency demanded of all physicians and an important component of the College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. Medical schools have a responsibility for the initial professional education of their students and for assisting in the development of professional attitudes and attributes among these students. The basic components of professional behavior can be clearly defined and monitored during the medical education experience. Forms and procedures initially developed at the University of California San Francisco (Academic Medicine 2004 79: 244-249) have been validated and adopted by an increasing number of medical schools, residency programs and professional organizations (AAMC, ACGME, ABIM, ABMS, AMA). The Physicianship and Professionalism Advocacy Program (referred to as "PPAP") establishes a process used to monitor, evaluate and improve, and commend the professional behavior of medical students at the College of Medicine.

To review the College of Medicine’s policy describing the PPAP in its entirety, view the College of Medicine Student Handbook.

Below are the links to the forms in the PPAP:

Email srealini@health.fau.edu with questions regarding the program.

Potential Exposure to COVID-19, Development of Potential Symptoms of COVID-19, and/or Testing Positive for COVID-19 Reporting

All FAU College of Medicine students must complete this reporting form immediately if they test positive for COVID-19, are exposed to COVID-19, or develop symptoms of COVID-19 which include, but are not limited to, fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, new loss of taste or smell, vomiting or diarrhea, and/or sore throat. They must also notify their immediate faculty or clinical rotation supervisor/attending/preceptor, course/M3 clerkship/M4 year director, and the Deans of Student Affairs, Dr. Markowitz or Dr. Caceres, via e-mail or phone at stuartm@health.fau.edu / (561) 699-9878 or jcacere3@health.fau.edu / (561) 419-5561. In addition, they must immediately contact FAU Student Health Services (SHS) at 561-297-3512. 

Medical students must take the following steps if exposed to COVID-19 or if they develop any symptoms.

  1. Immediately contact FAU Student Health Services (SHS) at 561-297-3512.
  2. The student will be screened over the phone by a FAU SHS staff member to determine if the student needs to be seen in-person and/or evaluated for and/or tested for COVID-19.
  3. If it is determined by SHS that the student needs an in-person medical evaluation, he or she will be given instructions on the procedures for the appointment by SHS staff (separate entrance and appropriate PPE used for patients who are being evaluated for possible COVID-19).
  4. SHS will then determine the next steps (i.e. COVID-19 testing, 14 days self-quarantine, referral to Emergency Room, etc.) based on clinical assessment.
  5. If the student tests positive for COVID-19, he or she will need to remain in quarantine until deemed safe by SHS. SHS will also determine when it is safe for the student to return to clinical activities. The student may be required to have additional tests (i.e. repeat COVID-19 testing, COVID-19 antibody testing) done to confirm that he or she no longer has COVID-19 based on the requirements of  affiliate clinical sites.
  6. If SHS feels that the student likely has COVID-19 based on the history and physical exam, the SHS healthcare provider may presume the student has, and will treat for, COVID-19 even with a negative COVID-19 test. 

Students must stay home if they:

  • are sick (especially if with fever greater or equal to 100.0 F, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, new loss of taste or smell, vomiting or diarrhea, and/or sore throat), and if it is a medical emergency, go to the closest Emergency Room or call 911,
  • have been tested for COVID-19 and awaiting results, and/or
  • have been in close contact (i.e., household contact) with anyone being tested for or infected with COVID-19.

Medical Student Travel Reporting Form

Due to the pandemic, all College of Medicine students must report any travel outside of Florida, including international travel. This information will be sent to FAU Student Health Services to determine if the student requires self-quarantine upon returning to Florida.

 

Medical Student COVID-19 Non-Compliance Reporting Form



Last Modified 11/4/20