The UMass Honor Code's commitment to professionalism is described in both the Honor Code itself and in Technical Standard Five (Behavioral and Social Attributes, as found in the Medical School Student Handbook (http://umassmed.edu/studentaffairs/index.aspx).
As a community of scholars and future physicians, the code carries with it a responsibility to mutually assure the integrity of the community. This reflects the obligation of licensed physicians to maintain the ethics of the profession http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/provider/licensing/occupational/physicans/mandated-reporting/).
It is expected that each student will make a personal commitment to abide by the UMass Honor Code, which includes both self-monitoring and reporting violations.
The Honor Code applies to students at the School of Medicine and is enforced by an Honor Board. All students who are enrolled in a degree-granting program from the school of medicine will be held to the Honor Code until they receive their final degree(s). The Honor Board consists of faculty and students (chosen by their peers), with a Chair named by the Dean. Violations include actions that fall into behavioral, academic, legal and safety categories.
Consequences of all violations include self-assessment and remediation; some violations may require course repeat, service work or dismissal. Categories of violations are tiered and cumulative (such that repetitive violations, even of a lower tier, lead to increased consequences).
Please see Honor Code policy in its entirety at umassmed.edu/uploadedFiles/HONOR%20BOARD%20DOCUMENT%208.6.13.pdf.