Rules for the Prevention of Academic Dishonesty
Students are required to sign the statement below after all tests, including National Board examinations, on which collaboration is not permitted. In some cases, the statement will be printed with a space for the student’s signature; in other instances, the statement is electronic. If the statement is not preprinted, the student must write out the pledge and sign it.
“On my honor, I pledge that I have neither given nor received aid on this work.”
The signed statement must be maintained by the course director or designee for five years.
Examination Procedures – Students
- Students are to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start time of the exam. Students arriving after the starting time will not be admitted and will be referred to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs.
- A student may have in his/her possession only those items necessary for the exam. All purses, backpacks, phones, other electronic devices, caps or other headgear, sunglasses, unnecessary items of clothing, or other such items must be left at the front or sides of the room. Unauthorized items in student’s possession during a test will be removed by a proctor.
- Students must be seated in their assigned seats prior to the distribution of examinations.
- Students may not leave during the examination except to go to the restroom. When they leave, their papers/white boards must be surrendered to a proctor who will make written note of the time. A
student may not be absent more than ten minutes.
- Absolutely no talking or disturbing behavior will be permitted.
- No questions are permitted during the examination.
- No beverages or food items are permitted in the examination room during the examination.
- As appropriate under individual circumstances, a student found in violation of any of these guidelines will be subject to provisions of the Regents’ Rules and Regulations pertaining to student discipline. The Vice Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs may also refer a student alleged or found to have engaged in dishonest behavior to the Student Evaluation and Promotions Committee (SEPC) and may request input from a student jury convened by the Student Committee on Professionalism and Ethics (SCoPE).
Examination Procedures – Faculty
- Students should be spaced as far apart as possible. A student who does not sit in his or her assigned room or seat is considered in violation of these Rules.
- Students must be seated prior to distribution of exams.
- Students arriving late must not be admitted and must be referred to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs.
- The only persons who may serve as chief proctors are the faculty of the Medical School. Staff assistants, paid proctors and residents may be present to assist in proctoring the examination. Each room shall have at least one chief proctor. There shall be at least one proctor for every 30 students.
- Students will be presented with clipboard and cover sheet for practical examinations. The students will be widely separated and whenever possible should proceed through the practical individually. No one will be allowed to return to a station during routine procedure. If practical examination sessions must be staggered, a system to prevent communication between students should be instituted and rigidly enforced