Students sure learn a lot in medical school.
Take warped ethics, for example.
Thirty-seven percent of fifth-year students at Dundee University Medical School in Scotland say they actually have, or have considered, forging an instructor's signature on a patient presentation, record of academic achievement or other school-related material. That's according to a study in the April issue of the Journal of Medical Ethics, in which no first-year students admitted to such forgeries.
Researchers who surveyed 461 med students at the Scottish school also found that a mere 2% of first-year students say they have or would consider writing "Nervous system examination-normal" in a patient presentation without having performed the procedure. But 45% of their older, presumably wiser, counterparts in years 2 and 3, 54% of fourth-year and 43% of fifth-year students say yes to this hypothetical scenario.
Good thing they don't take the Oath of Hippocrates until after graduation.