Resources for Postgraduate Learners

Professionalism in Practice

In collaboration with the Office of Professional and Educational Devleopment, an accredited Professionalism in Practice online learning module has been developed for clinical faculty and learners.

To complete the module, please visit

To report instances of intimidation, bullying, harassment and sexual harassment, please use the appropriate documents outlined below:

Document Individual making the complaint The individual the complaint is regarding
 Respectful Learning Environment in Medical Education Policy and Procedures
  • To outline the expectations, guidelines, and processes that are intended to support individuals and sustain a respectful learning environment free from intimidation and harassment.
  • Medical student
  • Resident
  • Faculty
  • Staff
 Memorial Sexual Harassment & Assault Policy

 Outlines provisions which aim to:
  • prevent sexual harassment and sexual assault;
  • educate on sexual harassment and sexual assault;
  • address sexual harassment and sexual assault when it occurs;
  • Identify methods for the resolution of concerns and complaints; and
  • mitigate the effects of sexual harassment and sexual assault.
  • Medical student
  • Graduate student
  • Resident
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Non-university person
  • Medical student
  • Graduate student
  • Resident
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Non-university person
 Memorial Student Code of Conduct
  • Outlines behaviour which Memorial considers to be non-academic misconduct offences by learners and the range of remedies and/or penalties which may be imposed.
  • Medical student
  • Graduate student
  • Resident
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Medical student
  • Graduate student
  • Resident


Regional Health Authorities
The regional health authorities in Newfoundland and Labrador and the Horizon Health Network in New Brunswick each have their own policies in place governing respectful workplace. These policies can be found within each organization’s intranet.


Eastern Health
  • Prevention and Resolution of Harassment in the Work Environment
  • Violence Prevention, Response and Support
Central Health
  • Respectful Workplace, Harassment and Bullying
Western Health
  • Harassment and Discrimination Free Workplace Policy
  • Respectful Workplace policy
  • Respectful Workplace Policy
Horizon Health (New Brunswick)
  • Policy & Procedure Manual - Workplace Harassment
Health PEI
  • Respectful Workplace Policy

Instances when Regional Health Authority policies are utilized

Learner brings forward a complaint regarding an employee/physician of a Regional Health Authority (e.g. nurse; physiotherapist; staff physician) that does not have an appointment with the Faculty of Medicine, Memorial.  

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador
To review Standards of Practice and Practice Guidelines from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador, please visit their website.

Additional Resources and Guidelines

FoM Social Media Guidelines

FoM Statement of Professional Attributes

PGME Student Handbook

Memorial Sexual Harassment Office
Memorial Assessment and Care Protocol for Disturbing, Threatening or Violent Behaviour

Memorial Sexual Assault Support and Resource Guide
Canadian Medical Association Code of Ethics and Professionalism

Postgraduate Counsellor (for College of Family Physicians of Canada residents)
Dr. Jennifer O’Dea
777-4520 (office)

Postgraduate Counsellor (for Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada residents)
Dr. Susan Avery
864-6548 (office)

Postgraduate Medical Education Office
864-6331 (office)
Sexual Harassment Advisor
Rhonda Shortall
(709) 864-2015
Associate Sexual Harassment Advisor
Ashley Curnew
(709) 864-6178
Memorial Student Life
Coordinator of Student Support

Memorial University of Newfoundland Student Wellness and Counselling Centre