MD: Policy for Non-Involvement of Providers of Student Health Services in Student Assessment

Background

In keeping with Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) element 12.5, every medical student has the right to keep any and all health professionals who provide health services, including psychiatric/psychological counseling, from involvement in their academic assessment or promotion. Washington University School of Medicine is committed to ensuring that medical student health records are maintained in accordance with legal requirements for security, privacy, confidentiality, and accessibility.

Policies/Requirement

All providers of health and psychiatric/psychological services to a medical student will have no role in directly assessing that student nor have a direct role in decisions about the competence and promotion of that student, excluding exceptional circumstances.

All student health services will ensure the security of confidential health information in accordance with legal requirements.

The Washington University School of Medicine Policy for Non-Involvement of Providers of Student Health Services in Student Assessment was last approved by the Committee on the Oversight of Medical Student Education (COMSE) on Jan. 10, 2022. All substantive edits to this policy require approval by COMSE.