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Honor Code

The School of Medicine’s commitment to professionalism is described in both the Honor Code itself and in Technical Standard Five (Behavioral and Social Attributes), as found on the Office of Admissions webpage and listed below. As a community of scholars and future physicians, the Honor 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, as described by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. It is expected that each student will make a personal commitment to abide by the School of Medicine Honor Code, which includes both self-monitoring and reporting violations. The Honor Code applies to all students at the School of Medicine. 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, with a Chair named by the Dean. Some consequences of violations may include self- assessment and remediation, while others may require course repeat, service work or even dismissal.

Categories of violations are tiered and cumulative. Please see the Honor Code policy in its entirety at Honor Code Policy.

This content is current to the 2021-2022 Student Handbook.