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Summary of LEAC concerns and actions - 7/1/2021- 9/30/2021

During the 2020-21 academic year the LEAC committee uses a process for reviewing and addressing reports received for review by the LEAC committee

Beginning with this current academic year the committee categorizes learning environment concerns into five categories:

  • A: Mistreatment or Unprofessional behaviors were reviewed, founded and egregious.
  • B: Mistreatment or Unprofessional behaviors were reviewed and founded and not egregious. 
  • C: Mistreatment or unprofessional behaviors were not found.
  • D: Insufficient information to follow up on the incident.
  • E: Unprofessional Behaviors that are not a learning environment violation were reported. 

For the July 1 thru September 30, 2021 period the LEAC committee reviewed and acted on nine concerns that were received through BEACON and ONE45.  

  1. One concern was about a faculty member and deemed Category B: Mistreatment or Unprofessional behaviors were reviewed and founded and not egregious.  The Clerkship Director and Dr. Criss discussed the issues with the faculty member and reported back to the LEAC.
  2. One concern was about a student and was deemed Category E: Unprofessional Behaviors that are not a learning environment violation were reported. Drs. Knight and Vari met with the student and discussed the student behavior. Dr. Knight reported back to the LEAC.
  3. One concern was about a student and was preliminarily deemed Category E: Unprofessional Behaviors that are not a learning environment violation were reported. Dr. Knight met with the student and discussed the student’s behavior. Dr. Knight will report back to the LEAC in October for a final determination.
  4. One concern was about a faculty member and deemed Category B: Mistreatment or Unprofessional behaviors were reviewed and founded and not egregious.  The Chair of the department, department section chief, and Dr. Criss discussed the issues with the faculty member and reported back to the LEAC.
  5. A student reported two concerns about a resident and the concerns were deemed Category B: Mistreatment or Unprofessional behaviors were reviewed and founded and not egregious.  Dr. Criss met with the residency program director and addressed the issue with the resident and Dr. Criss reported the outcome back to the LEAC.
  6. One concern was about a resident and deemed Category B: Mistreatment or Unprofessional behaviors were reviewed and founded and not egregious.  Dr.  Criss met with the residency program director and addressed the issue with the resident and Dr. Criss reported the outcome back to the LEAC.
  7. There were three concerns that were agreed upon as not learning environment violations by the LEAC. 
  8. The BEACON had three anonymous reports, but the information was incomplete and could not be investigated and discussed in the LEAC.