Professions are founded on ethics, integrity, honesty and trust. These qualities are sought in LUCOM students during interviews and supported while students. LUCOM student doctors are held to high standards of personal and professional conduct, ethics, morality and character because of the high expectations of the faculty, administration, their patients and society.
You cannot legislate morality, as has been demonstrated since recorded history. Our core values, ethics, and morality are displayed by what we do when we think no one is watching. It is the individual’s sense of right and wrong, their sense of responsibility, and their consequence that ultimately guides their action. As a student of LUCOM, each individual is responsible for his or her own conduct. Additionally, it is not the responsibility of the COM to regulate or monitor actions. LUCOM students are responsible to live and act professional to the best of their ability as individuals exemplifying the expectations of the COM and their peers.
At LUCOM, the Student Progress Committee, composed of members of the faculty and administration, is empowered to investigate and recommend disciplinary action for suspected violations of personal, or professional codes of conduct; established by the college, university, and the profession. Students who fail to meet the standards of academic performance expected of an osteopathic medical student at their professional level are brought before the Committee. Any student, faculty or staff can bring an issue before the Committee.
The LUCOM Academic Standards, Code of Conduct, and Media Policy is required of every COM student and is listed with the Academic Documents.
More information is available by contacting the Office of Student Services.