Reporting Unprofessional Behavior


Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is committed to a work environment that is professional, collegial, supportive of all personnel, and conducive to providing the best possible patient care, teaching, and research. The School places a priority on maintaining a work environment for staff, trainees, and faculty characterized by generosity, integrity, constructive interactions, mentoring, and respect for diversity and differences among members of our community.  All faculty and staff are expected to model the behavioral attributes of responsibility, empathy, service excellence, problem solving and continuous improvement, efficiency, cultural competency and teamwork.

The following resources are available for reporting incidents of unprofessional behavior:

Appropriate Treatment in Medicine
To ensure a supportive learning environment for its medical students, the School established the Appropriate Treatment in Medicine Committee.  Students may view the policy and learn how to report unprofessional or inappropriate behavior here.

Boston University Ombuds
The Office of the Ombuds is an independent, impartial, informal problem-solving resource serving BU faculty, staff, and students on both Campuses. The Office maintains strict confidentiality, and provides a safe place for off-the-record conversations on issues related to life, work, or study at Boston University.

EthicsPoint is an independent hotline for anonymous and confidential reporting of activities that may involve improper conduct or violations of Boston University policies for all BU faculty, staff and students.

All reports are investigated promptly and discreetly by the University, receiving careful consideration with the objective of addressing any improper conduct or violation of University policy.

This hotline is not a substitute for other existing reporting methods or protocols for handling concerns and complaints. If you would like to report your concern to Boston University directly and are uncertain how to begin, contact Compliance Services (; 617-358-8090) for assistance.

Chobanian & Avedisian SOM Student Affairs Office
Contact Associate Dean of Student Affairs Angela Jackson, MD, at or 617-358-7466.

Graduate Medical Sciences
Contact GMS Associate Provost/Dean C. James McKnight, PhD at

Chobanian & Avedisian SOM Office of the Dean
Contact Dean Karen Antman, MD, at .