The UTMB Professionalism Charter
The Professionalism Charter is a
living document that defines the elements of professionalism for
all UTMB faculty, staff, and students. The principles outlined in
the charter-to act with integrity, compassion and respect in all of
our interactions-are unchanging, but our language evolves as we
continue to meet new challenges and adapt in a dynamic health care
In alignment with UTMB's strategic vision for the future, "The Road Ahead," the Professionalism
Charter is a guide to the standard of conduct for everyone at UTMB.
All fundamental efforts of this institution should be inextricably
linked to the standards outlined in both documents.
The commitments presented by the charter serve collectively as
the cornerstone of UTMB's reputation as a leading academic health
sciences center and as an institution worthy of the public's trust.
The current charter has evolved into 13 commitments that serve as a
road map for UTMB faculty, staff, and students to collaboratively
shape the future of health care in Texas and beyond.
The Professionalism Charter's mandate to "hold every member of
the UTMB community accountable for acting with integrity,
compassion and respect towards one another and those we serve" is
one of the institutional goals in "The Road Ahead."
The responsibilities outlined in this charter hold unique
relevance to each of us. Please take a moment to read and reflect
upon these standards which define our expectations for ourselves
and for each other. Thank you for your continued commitment to
service and excellence.
David L. Callender, MD, MBA, FACS
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston