PREVALENCE OF PLAGIARISM AMONG MEDICAL STUDENTS

  1. DR. MUHAMMAD SIBGHAT ULLAH AHSAN, TEACHING HOSPITAL DERA GHAZI KHAN
  2. DR. SANA ELAHI, SAID MITHA TEACHING HOSPITAL LAHORE
  3. DR. ANAB FAROOQI, BAHAWAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL BAHAWALPUR
Corresponding Author: Dr. Anab Farooqi, Bahawal Victoria Hospital Bahawalpur, zaibanaab94@gmail.com
DOI: 110.5281/zenodo.4015506
Cite this article as: Ahsan MSU, Elahi S, Farooqi A. Prevalence of plagiarism among medical students. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(8). 300-04

ABSTRACT: Plagiarism is copying another person’s ideas, words or writing and pretending that they are one’s own work. It can involve violating copyright laws. This survey study was conducted among different medical and dental college students of different medical and dental colleges. Different questions were asked regarding plagiarism, reasons for plagiarism and measures to avoid plagiarism. A total of 67 medical and dental students participated in the study. There were 52 males and 15 females. The mean age was 22.56±2.01 years. All of the students were well aware of the term plagiarism. The main reasons for plagiarism were failure to produce own content due to inappropriate capacity building, limited material to explore (due to limited medical libraries) and slackness in one’s attitude.

Keywords: Plagiarism, Medical Students, Dental Students