UMMC Policy and Procedure Manual E-SPH-GEN-GEN-PO-00055
Subject: SOPH Academic Integrity and Student Behavior
Revised Date: 3/11/2021 Effective Date: 6/6/2019
Prepared By:
Jeanna D. Wilkes
Approved By:
Natalie W. Gaughf

Reviewed By:
Sydney R. Murphy

John D. Bower School of Population Health

DOCUMENT TYPE: Policy

REVIEW PERIOD: 3 Years

TITLE: Academic Integrity and Student Behavior

PURPOSE: To establish policy for ethical and professional behavior by students enrolled in the John D. Bower School of Population Health.

POLICY: Integrity is the foundation of scientific endeavors. All students enrolled in the Bower School of Population Health are expected to conduct themselves ethically and professionally and with the utmost integrity. Students must be honest and trustworthy in all academic environments (i.e., while participating in courses, while performing research, and while participating in clinical duties). Students will not cheat on examinations, plagiarize the work of others, falsify documents or results, or inappropriately access or divulge protected patient information. Students will not engage in any unethical conduct or unprofessional behavior. Furthermore, students will report such behavior to the responsible authority (e.g., course director, or program director).

Students must adhere to all University of Mississippi Medical Center and Bower School of Population Health policies. Any student who does not meet the standards of ethical and professional conduct may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from the Bower School of Population Health.

SCOPE: All SOPH students

REFERENCE: University of Mississippi Medical Center [Intranet].  SOPH Student Dismissal. 2017 [Effective 01 March 2017].

University of Mississippi Medical Center [Intranet].  SOPH Appeal of Dismissal. 2016 [Effective 06 December 2016].