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Dealing with Threatening, Concerning or Unprofessional Behaviour

If you are concerned about immediate or impending harm to yourself or someone else, please seek immediate assistance from onsite security (6049, or locating at 6002) or other authorities. If there is no onsite security, call 911.

After you have dealt with any immediate concerns, we encourage you to consider addressing the issue you experienced using the flowchart below.

For Medical Students

Guidelines for dealing with student mistreatment: Dealing with threatening, concerning, or unprofessional behaviour.

For a major concern, please make a report using the incident report form or email/contact one of the following UME leaders:

• The Academy Director
• The Course Director
• Preclerkship or Clerkship Director
• The Associate Dean, Equity and Professionalism
• The Associate Dean, Student Affairs
• The Faculty Lead, Ethics and Professionalism

For hospital-based concerns, this may include:

• The site coordinator/education lead
• The Chief of the Department
The Director of Medical Education, Rick Penciner, rick.penciner@nygh.on.ca or 416-756-6615
The Manager, Centre for Education, Voula Christofilos, voula.christofilos@nygh.on.ca or 416-756-6828

For Residents

For hospital-based concerns, contact any of the following:

• The site coordinator/education lead
• The Chief of the Department
The Director of Medical Education, Rick Penciner, rick.penciner@nygh.on.ca or 416-756-6615
The
 Manager, Centre for Education, Voula Christofilos, voula.christofilos@nygh.on.ca or 416-756-6828

Links to Policies and Procedures

Guidelines addressing student mistreatment, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine

Sexual harassment protocol University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine

For All Students


Contact one of the following hospital leaders: 
• The site coordinator/education lead 
• The Chief of the department
The Director of Medical Education, Rick Penciner, rick.penciner@nygh.on.ca or 416-756-6615
The
 Manager, Centre for Education, Voula Christofilos, voula.christofilos@nygh.on.ca or 416-756-6828

North York General Hospital policy — Shared Resolution of Complaints/Concerns
North York General Hospital policy — Workplace Harassment
North York General Hospital policy — Whistleblower Policy