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Table 3 Faculty and students differences in recommending ignore sanction for unprofessional behaviors

From: Your professionalism is not my professionalism: congruence and variance in the views of medical students and faculty about professionalism

S No Survey statement Faculty
n = 50
Students
n = 750
1 Getting or giving help for course work against a teacher’s rule (e.g. Lending work to another student to look at) 4.00 % 23.73 %
2 Removing an assigned reference from a shelf in the library in order to prevent other students from gaining access to the information in it 0 % 11.88 %
3 Signing attendance sheets for absent friends, or asking classmates to sign attendance sheets for you in labs or lectures 0 % 29.01 %
4 Drinking alcohol over lunch and interviewing a patient in the afternoon 0 % 8.57 %
5 Exchanging information about an exam before it has been taken (e.g. OSCE) 24.00 % 41.42 %
6 Forging a healthcare worker’s signature on a piece of work, patient chart, grade sheet or attendance form 4.00 % 9.32 %
7 Claiming collaborative work as one’s individual effort 8.00 % 14.29 %
8 Altering or manipulating data (e.g. Adjusting data to obtain a significant result) 6.00 % 10.80 %
9 Failure to follow proper infection control procedures 4.00 % 9.36 %
10 Threatening or verbally abusing a university employee or fellow student 0 % 6.54 %
11 Attempting to use personal relationships, bribes or threats to gain academic advantages by getting advance copies of exam papers or passing an exam by such pressures on staff 0 % 9.33 %
12 Engaging in substance misuse (e.g. Drugs) 0 % 7.48 %
13 Completing work for another student 4.08 % 28.00 %
14 Intentionally falsifying results or treatment records in order to disguise mistakes 0 % 9.73 %
15 Physically assaulting a university employee or student 0 % 6.53 %
16 Purchasing work from a fellow student or internet, etc. supplier 12.24 % 18.21 %
17 Lack of punctuality for classes 0 % 19.81 %
18 Providing illegal drugs to fellow students 0 % 6.94 %
19 Not doing the part assigned in group work 0 % 14.29 %
20 Examining patients without knowledge or consent of supervising clinician 2.00 % 20.27 %
21 Sabotaging another student’s work 6.12 % 8.13 %
22 Inventing extraneous circumstances to delay sitting an exam 0 % 15.15 %
23 Sexually harassing a university employee or fellow student 0 % 6.41 %
24 Resubmitting work previously submitted for a separate assignment or degree 0 % 24.46 %
25 Plagiarizing work from a fellow student or publications/internet 4.08 % 12.20 %
26 Cheating in an exam by e.g. copying from neighbour, taking in crib material or using a mobile phone or getting someone else to sit for you 0 % 6.68 %
27 Cutting and pasting or paraphrasing material without acknowledging the source 2.00 % 14.29 %
28 Damaging public property, e.g. scribbling on desks or chairs 2.00 % 9.33 %
29 Falsifying references or grades on curriculum vitae or altering grades in the official record 2.04 % 9.12 %
30 Involvement in pedophilic activities - possession/viewing of child pornography images or molesting children 0 % 9.09 %
31 Photographing dissection or pro-section or cadaver materials 38.00 % 29.60 %
32 Joking or speaking disrespectfully about bodies/body parts 2.00 % 21.93 %
33 Inappropriate representation of Medicine in social media by posting photos/videos/texts about class or clinic activities 2.00 % 20.21 %
34 Posting inappropriate material about fellow students, teachers or patients on social media 0 % 9.50 %