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PGME Toolkit: Professionalism

Speak to Someone

When residents encounter professionalism concerns, it is very important to speak to someone about this. Many residents choose to start by speaking to a peer, direct supervisor, faculty advisor or mentor, program director or department head or clinic, or ethics consultant for the clinic, hospital or region. However, sometimes these supports are not available or appropriate, or more information is needed.

Other available resources available to residents include:

Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences​

​A118-753 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0W3
W (204) 789-3240

Doctors Manitoba 24-Hour Confidential Physician and Family Support Line:

Your physician and family support program provides support, resources and information for personal and work-life issues. Your physician and family support program is company-sponsored, confidential and provided at no charge to you and your dependents.


Speak Up button

The Speak Up button allows residents to anonymously report professionalism concerns.

Keep It Up button

The Keep it Up button allows residents to report exceptional or outstanding acts of professionalism

Use the Approach

An Approach to Professionalism Issues

1. Recognize there is an issue
2. Succinctly define the issue
3. Identify the relevant professionalism components
4. Consider the parties affected
5. Consult
6. Generate a list of possible responses
7. Consider costs & benefits of each response
8. Choose and act
9. Evaluate the effects of your action. What next?

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