Students are responsible for conducting themselves in a manner which is above reproach at all times. Ethical conduct, particularly honesty, is one of the most important attributes of a competent health care professional. Students are accountable for their own professional behavior. They are also charged with reporting to the program any unprofessional behavior or infractions of this honor code on the part of others.
Having adopted the high ethical standards of the physician assistant profession, the program expects that each student will complete all assignments on an individual basis unless otherwise directed by program faculty. In addition, students will not consult resources during examinations or quizzes unless specifically authorized.
Violations of this honor code are a breach of the behavioral standards defined in the sections “Expectations for Professional Conduct” and “Standards of Behavior.”
For testing purposes, students are required at the beginning of each exam, to agree to abide by the following honor code:
I understand that ethical conduct is one of the most important attributes of a competent health care professional. Cheating on an examination may ultimately deprive my future patients of the quality health care they deserve.
Upon matriculation, I agreed to abide by the policies and procedures of the University, the School of Medicine, and the Physician Assistant Program. As a member of the physician assistant class, I affirmed that I would personally uphold the honor code and would report any suspected or known infractions of the honor code committed by any member of my class.
During this exam, I affirm that I will not use any outside sources of information, including but not limited to books, web sites, journals, computers, smart phones, tablets, or any other emerging technologies. In addition, I will not seek help from another person by phone, in person or via electronic means.
The content of this examination is proprietary and confidential and is not to be transcribed or reproduced in any manner at any time, or through any means. I understand that the use of technology designed to capture test content or override test security measures represents a violation of the honor code. Possession, re-creation and/or distribution of the examination or content of the examination is prohibited. Students are expected to respect test security at all times. Anyone in possession of unauthorized examination content will be subject to academic disciplinary action, up to and including potential dismissal from the program, for failing to meet professional standards.
Continuing this examination indicates that I understand and agree to abide by the honor code outlined in the policies and procedures of the University, the School of Medicine, and the Physician Assistant Program.