Editorial: Certification exam cheating jeopardizes patient care

Last year, CNN.com reported that residents taking the American Board of Radiology medical physics examination recorded test questions and shared them with future examinees. Now, Gregory W. Ruhnke, MD, MS, MPH, of the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago, offers his own opinion on the matter in a CNN Opinion piece published online Dec. 9.

Not only does exam cheating detrimentally influence the quality of patient care, Ruhnke argues, but it threatens medicine’s integrity and public trust. To read more about Ruhnke’s thoughts on the issue and his proposed solutions for limiting unethical behavior, click below.