Harmless Fun Or Serious Lapse In Judgment

Future doctors talking about getting high, posting patient details on Facebook, pulling a prank with a cadaver...is it acceptable behavior?

 

 Future doctors talking about getting high, posting patient details on Facebook, pulling a prank with a cadaver...is it acceptable behavior?

A new medical school survey in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that SOME future doctors are getting into trouble for their unprofessional writings and postings online.

The study's lead author says the examples cited above are only "the tip of the iceberg."

A quick search of YouTube finds numerous videos posted by medical students, from harmless musical numbers to a prank with what appears to be a dead body. The study's author says there's no way to tell whether the cadaver prank is real or not. But either way, she says, it doesn't reflect well on the medical profession.

What do you think?  Are med students entitled to a little college fun like other students, or is what's reported in this study crossing the line?

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