Institutional policies, such as in the Faculty Handbook, Student Handbook, and others, establish crucial values and expectations for the for the training environment. As an additional step, we embrace the principles of the Appropriate Treatment of Research Trainees (AToRT) guide published in October 2021 by the Association of American Medical Colleges Working Group on Research, Education, and Training (AAMC GREAT):
Leadership – Mentors are expected to be leaders and role models in establishing a supportive and inclusive training environment
Professionalism – Mentors are expected to conduct themselves in a courteous, conscientious, and respectful manner
Equity – Mentors are expected to practice inclusivity and impartiality, in keeping with our institutional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.