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Plagiarism: A Guide to Understanding and Avoiding

Repercussions After Georgetown

Issues involving academic misconduct impact students even once they have left the original institution.  See below for examples of academic misconduct reporting later in your medical career.

Academic Integrity and Honesty

 "Plagiarism, in any of its forms, and whether intentional or unintentional, violates standards of academic integrity. Plagiarism is the act of passing off as one’s own the ideas or writings of another (see "What is Plagiarism?"). While different academic disciplines have different modes for attributing credit, all recognize and value the contributions of individuals to the general corpus of knowledge and expertise. Students are responsible for educating themselves as to the proper mode of attributing credit in any course or field. Faculty may use various methods to assess the originality of students' work."

Source: Georgetown University's Honor System

Georgetown University Honor Council (

International Center for Academic Integrity: (

The writing center for UNC Chapel Hill: (

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