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cheating in med school

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by mnms, May 16, 2001.

  1. mnms

    mnms Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    ca, usa
    one of my classmates just told me that another one of our classmates (first year) was caught trying to video tape an old exam in preparation for our cumulative final!

    even though it wasn't "cheating" on an exam, it still seems dishonest. how do you think the academic review board should deal with him?

    the axe, i say!
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  3. Billie

    Billie An Oldie but a Goodie... 10+ Year Member

    Nov 30, 1998
    Cleveland, OH

    What do you mean "video-tape" an old exam? Was he trying to view previous exams of the class? At my school, old "test files" are routinely traded/sold. First year's buy them from second year's. It is a file of all the first year tests given. We always found them invaluable to help study. Do you study them soley? No, for you will surely fail that way. But it is an accepted practice, that the profs know about.

  4. Sheon

    Sheon Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 2, 1999
    Brooklyn, NY
    At my school old tests are contraband. We can't even view our tests after we take them unless we failed the exam. They say that having copies of old exams is considered cheating. I thought that was pretty silly, but I guess they feel as though the questions they currently use go directly to the heart of what they want us to know, and they don't want to write any new ones.
  5. Dreamer

    Dreamer Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    I do not see the problem if your school allowes teh review of old tests, but I assume its not teh case in your school. My opinion then he/she must be kicked out. They do it in Law Schools (honor code-lawyers don't cheat) and I do not see teh reason why doctors can.

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