Reason for cheating In Pakistan is that they maybe more religious and the administration may be more strict. Younger students tend to cheat more often., honest Add UK studies Graph US 4.7% Good grades20% work load, friends help, laziness
Always 11.7,sometimes 33.7,often 10.2,never 44.2
In this comparative bar diagram there is less difference between the students of 3 colleges about the scenario. SMC touching the 90% line followed by 87.5% of DMC and DIMC in the last with 77.8%. This chart clearly shows that there is more sense of competition among the students of DIMC then any of the two colleges. 32.1%
RESEARCH PRESENTATION 4 th YEAR MBBS. GROUP: G, BATCH 2012, DOW INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL COLLEGE,KARACHI.
Variation of Academic Misconduct among Medical Students along their Course of Undergraduate Studies Research Group G Dow International Medical College November 16 th , 2011
Dishonesty among students may result in lack of medical knowledge and cause harm to patients. 5
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U.K students do not have access to past papers & examination department.
Having a doctor in the family was a significant predictor for approving the use of private connections to pass an examination and for arranging with administrative personnel to be assigned to a lenient examiner.
Do you ask the teacher for help during OSCE/OSPE?
More studies are required to find out different factors responsible for the cheating.
Realistically, dishonest behavior cannot be completely eliminated before improvements are made in other sectors of society, but educational and disciplinary actions could improve medical student integrity and promote responsible and trustworthy doctors as instigators of social change.