All members of the medical school community are expected to conduct themselves professionally and respectfully. However, if you become aware of behavior you believe is inappropriate, we have established procedures and guidelines for addressing such situations.
The ombudsperson serves as a neutral, confidential and informal resource for members of the medical school community who have academic or work-related concerns. The ombudsperson offers advice and counseling, with the goal being to negotiate solutions and settle problems informally. The ombudsperson explains medical school policies and makes referrals to other university service and programs as needed. The ombudsperson can be reached at http://info.med.yale.edu/ombuds/
The Sexual Harassment and Assault, Resources and Education (SHARE) Center, located at the Yale Health Plan, is available to assist with incidents related to sexual assault. The sexual assault response line (432-6653) is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also go to http://www.yale.edu/yuhs and type in SHARE Center for more information about the availability of medical, legal and psychological care as well as other relevant information.
The YSM Grievance Board on Sexual Harassment
The YSM Grievance Board on Sexual Harassment is another place you can go if you become aware of a situation you think qualifies as sexual harassment. It maintains confidentiality while using formal and informal methods to address sexual harassment complaints. Copies of the procedures and members of the board (including student representatives) are listed on the website: http://medicine.yale.edu/sha/.
Students may consult any member of the board informally, or they may choose to bring a formal complaint.