Report Mistreatment

Reporting Mistreatment

If you feel that you have experienced or witnessed mistreatment, we encourage you to report it using one of the following methods:

  1. Direct contact with our Assistant Deans
  2. The WELL Office webform


What Constitutes Mistreatment?

The American Association of Medical Colleges defines mistreatment as public belittlement; threats of or actual physical punishment; requirements to perform personal services, such as shopping; sexual harassment; and discrimination or offensive remarks based on gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

Categories of mistreatment:

General Mistreatment

Sexual Mistreatment

  • Physical harm/punishment
  • personal service(s)
  • belittlement/humiliation
  • Denied opportunities based on gender
  • Request for sexual favors in exchange for grades
  • Unwanted sexual advances
  • Offensive sexist remarks
  • Lower grades/evaluations based on gender

Racial/Ethnic Mistreatment

Sexual Orientation Mistreatment

  • Denied opportunities based on race/ethnicity
  • Offensive remarks/names
  • Lower grades/evaluations based on race
  • Denied opportunities based on sexual orientation
  • Offensive remarks/names
  • Lower grades/evaluations based on sexual orientation


Learner Mistreatment Process

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