Addendum #4

Registrar Office

Exam Policy:

Students are expected to refrain from behavior that compromises the fairness of an exam as an instrument of evaluation for any and all members of the class at all times. Students may not engage in conduct which impairs the ability of fellow students to complete the exam without disturbance and they may not use any reference source, including other persons or material recorded in any form, or any data retrieval devices while the exam is in progress. Additionally, students are expected to adhere to Honor Code (see below). It is imperative that you respect and follow the direction of the proctors.  Failure to do so is grounds for professional citation and dismissal.

Honor Code: I hereby affirm that I have neither given nor received unauthorized assistance during this examination. I acknowledge that the Code of Professional Conduct of CUNY School of Medicine stipulates that students may not cheat, plagiarize or assist others in the commission of these acts. I also acknowledge that the Code of Professional Conduct provides that students have a duty to report any breach of these ethics through appropriate channels.

Exam Behavior:

Each student is expected to be in place (seated) in time for the announced exam start time. Students who are more than 15 minutes late from the stated start time for the exam will not be admitted. CUNY SOM has adopted the testing regulations of the NBME for all exams. The following items must be left in the area designated by the course director:

  • iPads/tablets turned off                                    
  • Cell phones turned off
  • Paging devices turned off
  • iPod, radio or media devices turned off
  • Calculators
  • Recording/filming devices
  • Beverages or food of any type
  • Reference materials (books, notes, papers)
  • Watches with alarms, computer, or memory capability turned off
  • Backpacks, briefcases, or luggage
  • Coats, hats and head coverings (other than those worn for religious reasons)

Students will not be permitted to enter the test seat with prohibited items.

In the event of a computer malfunction or a circumstance under which you are unable to continue with an exam due to testing site circumstances, the timing on the exam stops until the problem is resolved. Proctors remain on site until all students have finished their exams.

Students may not leave the exam room for any purpose other than to use the rest room. Each student will be provided with an exam answer sheet on which they may record their answer choices. These answer sheets will be collected at the end of the test and will be distributed during the Exam Review Session; students will not be allowed to use other than the provided scratch sheet(s). Upon completion of the exam, all scratch paper sheets must be turned in to a proctor. Students are not allowed to remove any notes taken during the exam from the exam room. Dissemination of exam content by any means is strictly forbidden.

Exam review policy:

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the scheduled review sessions to understand what topics they need to continue to work on. Students may review their exams in groups within 10 days after the exam date. There will be no additional exam review sessions before finals. Students will be informed about the room and time of the review sessions, and must sign in. The following items must be left in the area designated by the course director:

  • iPads/tablets turned off                                   
  • Cell phones turned off
  • Paging devices turned off
  • iPod, radio or media devices turned off
  • Calculators
  • Recording/filming devices
  • Beverages or food of any type
  • Reference materials (books, notes, papers)
  • Watches with alarms, computer, or memory capability turned off
  • Backpacks, briefcases, or luggage
  • Coats, hats and head coverings (other than those worn for religious reasons)

Students will not be permitted into the exam review with prohibited items.  Students will be provided with scratch paper which must be turned in to the proctor when the session ends. Scratch papers are used to convey message to the Course Director(s) about specific questions.  Dissemination of exam content by any means is in strict violation of the Honor Code.