This is a public service announcement to all incoming freshman pre-meds. There are some things you can do that will destroy your chances of getting into medical school. Consider this list WHAT NOT TO DO: Do not copy from someone else's paper. Do not let others copy from your paper. Do not change an answer on an test, exam or quiz and submit it for regrading. Do not share lab reports or lab notes with others. Do not share old tests with others. Do not collaborate on lab reports, term papers, or take home exams, unless you have something in writing from your instructor stating that this is permitted. Do not use unauthorized material in completing homework assignments or take home exams. Don't obtain teacher's or desk copies of textbooks. Don't use Google for help with problem sets or to find problems and solutions. Cite any material you use in a term paper. This means putting material from other sources in quotation marks with a citation indicating the source of the material. If you use an idea but not the exact words, cite the source of the idea. If you don't know how to cite material, ask your professor for help in learning this valuable skill. Do not sell or give your prescription medication to anyone else. Do not use prescription medications that have been prescribed for someone else. In particular, do not use medications for ADHD that were not prescribed for you by a licensed physician. This is not an exhaustive list but these are some examples of situations that can get you accused of academic dishonesty. If the institution finds that you have engaged in academic dishonesty, even if it was not to your benefit (e.g. you were doing very well but shared material with someone else) you will have a black mark on your record and your dreams of going to medical school will be OVER.