Honor Pledge Committee's
Excellence in Professionalism Award
The purpose of the Excellence in Professionalism Award is to recognize a student that has shown exemplary professionalism within the UTMB community. This student has exhibited traits of the honor pledge and the three characteristics of the professionalism charter: integrity, compassion, and respect.
The Honor Pledge Award Committee will review the nominees and choose three finalists to be voted on by the student affairs deans of each school every month. To eliminate bias, the nomination forms will be presented anonymously to the Honor Pledge Award Committee and the student affairs deans of the schools. The honorees will receive a certificate of acknowledgement, a gift certificate, and recognition of the award by the student affairs dean of the student’s school.
Self-nominations will not be considered.
If you have any questions regarding the Excellence in Professionalism Award, please contact Ericka Hailey in the Office of Student Life.
"On my honor, as a member of the UTMB community,
I pledge to act with integrity, compassion,and respect in all my academic and professional endeavors."
Do you know someone who has displayed acts of
integrity, compassion and respect?
Nomination drop boxes are located in the following areas:
Moody Medical Library
Second floor at the Circulation Desk
Mary Moody Northen
1st floor outside of the PBL office
Jamail Student Center (2 locations)
2nd floor Student Services/Enrollment Services/Student Life lobby and 3rd study area
School of Nursing and School of Health Professions Building
2nd floor student lounge
Congratulations to February’s
Excellence in Professionalism Award Winner
David was nominated by a fellow third year medical student.
"David exemplifies extraordinary integrity and compassion for his patients at all times, even when others do not. He never reports values or findings in notes or on rounds that he did not investigate himself, which unfortunately occurs all too often. David clearly demonstrates the ideal integrity of a future physician and handles himself in this manner continually. I worked with him during our internal medicine inpatient rotation, and I watched patients respond to his calm, unassuming demeanor with trust and respect in return. David's dedication to integrity and compassion for patients, without a need or desire for recognition, places him among a select few in our medical school class and deems him deserving of an award such as this one."
Congratulations to all nominees:
Leigh Anna Nerren
Anthony Karl Hasselbach (January)
Integrity. Compassion. Respect.
Commitments of the Professionalism Charter
Commitment to professional responsibilities.
Every member of the UTMB community is considered a professional. We respect one another, work collaboratively and carry out our duties at the highest level of quality. We evaluate our contributions to UTMB’s mission and performance, and we demonstrate continued competence and growth. We support the remediation of problems and discipline of those who fail to act professionally.
Commitment to service.
Every member of the UTMB community puts the interests of those being served before self-interest. Integrity, compassion and respect characterize this commitment to service.
Commitment to diversity.
Every member of the UTMB community respects differences, honors choices, and works to eliminate discrimination and health disparities. At the most basic level, everyone addresses discrimination when he or she sees or experiences it.
Commitment to professional competence.
Every member of the UTMB community is committed to lifelong learning and is responsible for maintaining the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for high-quality performance.
Commitment to confidentiality.
Every member of the UTMB community safeguards the privacy of personal and sensitive information about patients, families, co-workers, research subjects, students and the institution.
Commitment to honesty.
Every member of the UTMB community values honesty. We are truthful, trustworthy and accountable. We do not cheat, steal, lie or destroy or falsify information. Honesty and accountability also prevail when errors and injuries occur. We promptly admit our mistakes and take corrective actions.
Commitment to the responsible use of resources.
Every member of the UTMB community is a good steward of the resources entrusted to the university. This commitment includes the responsible use of money, equipment, time, space and personnel.
Commitment to improving access to education and health care.
Every member of the UTMB community supports our mission to reduce barriers and promote access to health care services and health sciences education.
Commitment to quality.
Every member of the UTMB community is committed to excellence by providing the best quality of patient care, education, research and administrative support possible. This commitment is met by continuously striving to achieve higher levels of performance. Everyone, individually and through professional organizations, develops and improves measures of quality that promote achievement of optimal outcomes.
Commitment to maintaining appropriate relations.
Every member of the UTMB community avoids using a position of power to unfair advantage, given the inherent vulnerability of individuals who enter into educational, research, employment and therapeutic relationships. Exploitation of any kind is unacceptable, whether for personal or professional gain.
Commitment to managing conflicts of interest.
Every member of the UTMB community recognizes, discloses and addresses issues—whether real or perceived—that compromise institutional loyalty and personal integrity.
Commitment to knowledge.
Every member of the UTMB community promotes ethical conduct in the creation and use of new knowledge that advances health. We are committed to the honest dissemination of our work and the appropriate application of our knowledge.
Second Edition, June 2005. This document has been adapted from Medical Professionalism in the New Millennium: A Physician Charter, Annals of Internal Medicine, 2002; 136 (3): 243-246, created by the ABIM Foundation, ACP-ASIM Foundation and European Federation of Internal Medicine under the auspices of the Medical Professionalism Project.