What to do if you see or experience unprofessional behavior
Follow the instructions outlined in your course syllabus
for reporting such concerns and complaints. If directions for reporting
unprofessional behavior are not outlined in your course syllabus, you
are encouraged to contact your course coordinator or departmental
Examples of unprofessional behavior and mistreatment may include*:
- Verbal abuse, such as public belittlement or humiliation of a student or fellow team member
- Being threatened with physical harm or being physically punished
- Abuse of power over another person on the health care team.
This can include interactions with a faculty physician, nurse or a
technician, or mistreatment of a patients.
- Being required to perform personal services (e.g., shopping, babysitting)
- Being subjected to offensive remarks/names because of your race, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
- Receiving lower evaluations or grades solely because of your
gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation rather than your
- Being denied opportunities for training or rewards solely
because of your gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation rather
than your performance
- Sexual harassment (e.g., unwanted sexual advances, offensive sexist remarks/names directed at you personally)
- Discussing confidential information about a patient in an inappropriate setting
- Discriminatory treatment of a patient (or another person) due
to that person's economic status, religion, ethnicity or sexual
Additional student resources are available to help you:
Ombudsman services are available to help you with academic and
non-academic concerns, questions and complaints (e.g., fee payment,
housing, financial aid, grades, professors, parking and other
university-related issues). An ombudsman is a neutral third party, and
confidentiality is ensured. The Student Ombudsman Office is located in
Suite 2.110, Lee Hage Jamail Student Center, (409) 747-4820. Visit https://www.utmb.edu/ombudsman/ for more details.
Additional details on student non-academic grievance procedures can be found in the UTMB Handbook of Operating Procedures.
Note: Discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual assault are crimes
that should be brought to the attention of your school's Student Affairs
Dean and the Human Resources - Employee Relations. You are also
encouraged to notify Campus Police at ext. 21111. Call 911 in the event
of an emergencySpill
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Private Psychotherapists, Counselors and Psychiatrists, for Children,
Adults, Couples & Families
There are many private practitioners in the Galveston area. Look in
under "counseling" for a directory of service provider listings. You may
ask is they will accept insurance, and are on managed care panels. The
UTMB Department of Psychiatry at (409) 772-0770 provides both private and
sliding-scale services. Some off-campus practitioners offer a discount
to UTMB students; please contact Student Counseling for information.
Sliding Fee Scale Mental Health Services
Gulf Coast Center substance abuse treatment, (409) 762-5935
Family Service Association, (409) 762-8636, Offices in Galveston and Texas City . Children, families, couples & adults.
UTMB Department of Psychiatry, (409) 772-0770, All ages.
Depelchin Children's Center, League City (281) 282-6062, Children & families
Women's Resource and Crisis Center
A resource for individuals (women and men) who are seeking refuge from
abusive relationships, or who have been the victim of abuse or violence.
Temporary shelter available. 24-hour crisis hotline. Galveston/Bolivar
(409) 765-SAFE, mainland Galveston County (888) 919-SAFE. WRCC welcomes
donations of clothing and household good for their thrift stores, which
help support their services, they welcome volunteer help as well, call
their administrative office at (409) 763-1441 for information.
Student Mental Health - A guide to Identifying Disorders and Promoting Wellness http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-student-mental-health/
UTMB Enrollment Services
(Financial Aid): always the first place to start. Located in Jamail
Student Center. Visit their website or call (409) 747-9508 for information.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service will help you with solutions to getting your finances back into shape. Call them at (800) 873-2227 or visit their website.