Purpose:

Carle Illinois College of Medicine seeks to ensure the impartial treatment and protection of confidentiality for medical students that receive health and/or psychological services.

Policy:

The Carle Illinois College of Medicine prohibits health professionals who provide health services to medical students from being involved in the academic evaluation of those students.

Processes/Procedures/Guidelines:

The responsibility and obligation of any health professional that has provided psychiatric/psychological counseling or other health services to a medical student to recuse himself/herself from any activities involving academic evaluation or promotion of that student.
The health professional may engage in teaching activities (e.g., lectures, small group discussions, rounds, etc.) with the medical student, but may not participate in any form of evaluation. The health professional and the medical student are advised to contact the Office of Student Affairs as early as possible should the potential for this conflict of interest arise.