Report: Dartmouth Med School Students Accused Of Cheating

HANOVER, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Allegations of cheating at Dartmouth College's Geisel School of Medicine have caused a student backlash, according to a report in the New York Times.

The school accused 17 students of cheating on remote exams, but many said they were innocent or coerced into admitting guilt.

According to the Times report, the school said the students allegedly accessed course materials online while taking closed book exams.

At least one student, Sirey Zhang, a first-year medical student told the paper he had not cheated, but told the school he was guilty, because Dartmouth had said it would be better for him to admit he did it and show remorse.

The Times reports that ten of the students were expelled, suspended or faced other disciplinary conduct, while the other 7 had their cases dropped.

Dozens of students protested outside the Dean’s office on April 21 after the school accused more than a dozen students of cheating.

Some students said Dartmouth had taken away their ability to mount a defense because they needed to respond to the charges within 48 hours of receiving them.

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