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Employing a variety of strategies, assessment and monitoring of professional behaviors occurs on a continual basis during the learner’s tenure with the program. Assessments may be required more frequently, and at any given time if areas of concern have been identified.

Self-Assessment

Self-assessment offers an opportunity for the learner to evaluate his/her/they personal and professional qualities, identifying strengths and improvement areas. Self-Assessment will take place at the end of semester 2 and 4 of the Didactic Phase and Clinical Rotation 5 of the Clinical Phase.

If there are areas of concern, the learner with feedback from their faculty advisor will formulate an individualized plan of improvement geared toward positive behavior modification. Plans of improvement may include but are not limited to referral to appropriate external resources. The learner will meet with the faculty advisor, the Director of Didactic and/or Clinical Education, and the Program Director to review the plan of improvement and monitoring strategies. The Academic and Professional Performance Review Committee will be notified that the learner has entered into an individualized plan of improvement regarding professional behavior.

If behavior (s) persist or worsen the learner will be referred to the Academic and Professional Performance Review Committee for a formal review which may result in the learner’s dismissal from the program.

Faculty Advisor Assessment

At the end of semester 2 and 4 of the Didactic Phase and Clinical Rotation 5 of the Clinical Phase of the program, each learner’s professional behavior will be evaluated by their assigned faculty advisor. The advisor will take in consideration any concerns reported by instructors or course directors. The advisors will meet with each learner and review the faculty advisor professionalism review form. If there are areas of concern the learner, with feedback from their faculty advisor will formulate an individualized plan of action geared toward positive behavior modification. Plans of action may include but are not limited to referral to appropriate external resources. The learner will meet with the faculty advisor, the Director of Didactic and/or Clinical Education, and the Program Director to review the plan of action and monitoring strategies. The Academic and Professional Performance Review Committee will be notified that the learner has entered into an individualized plan of action regarding professional behavior.

If behavior (s) persist or worsen the learner will be referred to the Academic and Professional Performance Review Committee for a formal review which may result in the learner’s dismissal from the program.

Academic and Professional Performance Review Committee

The Academic and Professional Performance Review Committee will evaluate each learner’s professional behavior at the completion of the Didactic Phase of the program and Clinical Rotation 5. If there are areas of concern the learner will be placed on Professionalism Probation. With feedback from their faculty advisor, the learner will formulate an individualized plan of improvement geared toward positive behavior modification. Plans of improvement may include but are not limited to referral to appropriate external resources. The learner will meet with the faculty advisor, the Director of Didactic and/or Clinical Education, and the Program Director to review the plan of improvement and monitoring strategies. Professionalism Probation status will be removed once the learner demonstrates the desired behavior modification.

If behavior (s) persist or worsen the Academic and Professional Performance Review Committee will reconvene and review of all related documentation. This review may result in the learner’s dismissal from the program.