Student Conduct

As a Duke student, you have a responsibility to yourself and others in the Duke community in the way in which you live, work, and study. When you apply to a health professions school, they will require you to disclose if you have been dismissed, disqualified, or suspended for unacceptable academic performance or student conduct or found guilty of a misdemeanor or felony. 

Using a fake ID, drinking under age, drunk driving, plagiarism, conduct issues in dorms, marijuana and drug use can all make your admission more difficult. Medical schools expect good judgment, honesty and integrity in applicants, beginning with the first day at Duke. Be careful. Think about your behavior at Duke and away. Don't let a momentary lapse in judgment affect your life goals.

If you will have a conduct violation on your record, discuss your situation with Donna Kostyu, Cindy Broderius, or Megan Tisdale in the Health Professions Office and see what they advise.