Academic Dishonesty

Cheating will not be tolerated

Any form of cheating is incompatible with the moral conduct expected of members of the medical profession and will not be tolerated.

Cheating is dishonesty of any kind with respect to examinations or any graded or assessed in-course assignment or activity, and includes acts such as seeking or accepting assistance on an exam, being in the unauthorized possession of examination materials, sharing exam information to assist another student, collaboration on individually graded assignments or projects, alteration of records or the creation of false records, forging a signature or the unauthorized use of another person’s electronic signature, and plagiarism.  It is the responsibility of the student not only to abstain from cheating but, in addition, to avoid the appearance of cheating and to guard against making it possible for others to cheat.

Plagiarism is a form of unethical conduct in which one claims someone else’s work for his/her own. Materials taken from another source must be fully acknowledged and the author must be given proper credit. The origin of plagiarized work may be print or digital media such as books, journals and periodicals, databases, laboratory notes, patient exam notes, electronic medical records and also materials used in oral presentations.

Students suspected of academic dishonesty will be referred to the Student Promotions Committee and may be dismissed from medical school.