Suspected breaches of academic integrity (e.g. cheating, plagiarism, etc.) in the MD Program are addressed in accordance with the MD Program Academic Integrity Guidelines, which are informed by the University of Toronto’s Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters.
Students are responsible for being aware of all aspects of the Code, including understanding what constitutes a breach of academic integrity.
Please note that possession of an unauthorized aid on your person during an assessment is a breach of academic integrity, with the potential for academic penalties. This includes cell phones or other electronic devices, even if they are turned off. Given that it is generally impossible to determine if a device has been used inappropriately when found in a student’s possession at the time of an assessment, action will always be taken when this occurs.
Further information and resources, including perils and pitfall, strategies, and consequences, are available on the University’s academic integrity webpage.