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Detecting cheating in written medical examinations

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 23 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1509

Self regulation may be way forward

  1. Suneel Bhat (, pre-medical student
  1. Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA

    EDITOR—McManus et al suggest a promising initial step towards identifying occurrences of potential academic dishonesty.1 A computer program, however, should not be seen as the final decision or a solution to the problem, although it is an effective tool.

    Objections may be raised to the purely statistical and circumstantial nature of …

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