The regulations set forth regarding professional behavior are meant to assure that students are not only competent to undertake a career in medicine, but also that they possess honesty, ethical behavior, and integrity, and a responsible attitude toward patients, other health care workers, faculty, and fellow students. The major emphasis of the policy on professional behavior is the education and development of the student and the protection of the rights of others. Unprofessional behavior on the student's part may result in action up to and including dismissal from the School of Medicine. For more detailed information regarding professional standards, regulations, and disciplinary procedures, the student is referred to the School of Medicine Student Handbook.