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Perception and Prevalence of Plagiarism among Postgraduate Medical Students in Twin Cities of Pakistan

Arslaan Javaeed, Zartasha Chaudhry, Sadaf Hina, Maria Naseer Malik , Maira Yaseen, Qurat ul Ain Haider.

Abstract
Objective: To compare the perception and prevalence of plagiarism in doctors pursuing academic postgraduate qualification versus clinical postgraduate qualification

Methods: All doctors pursuing a postgraduate qualification in six institutes of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, Pakistan were included in the study from April to October 2018. Data was collected through a validated, self-administered and structured questionnaire.

Results: Out of 126 participants, the reported prevalence of plagiarism was 57.14% (n=72) with a higher proportion among clinically oriented specialty students (65.43%, n = 53) as compared to their counterparts doing academic degrees (42.22 %; n=19). Majority of respondents (80.24%) knew about plagiarism, but only 35.80% were aware of its legal consequences. 67.9 % of the MD/MS/ FCPS
students did not consider plagiarism as unprofessional or unethical as compared to 40% of the M.Phil./PhD students (p <0.01).

Conclusion: Plagiarism is a common practice among postgraduate medical students and more so, among those pursuing MD, MS, and
FCPS as compared to M.Phil. and Ph.D. Educational reforms regarding medical writing, the teaching of medical ethics, strict plagiarism
check and knowledge about legal consequences should be made common in medical institutes to improve the current situation

Key words: Cross-sectional study, Prevalence, Plagiarism, Student, Medical, Perception, Awareness, Questionnaires, Confusion, Attitude, Pakistan


 
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Javaeed A, Chaudhry Z, SH, MNM, Yaseen M, Haider QuA. Perception and Prevalence of Plagiarism among Postgraduate Medical Students in Twin Cities of Pakistan. SAJEM. 2019; 2(1): 18-23. doi:10.5455/sajem.020105


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Javaeed A, Chaudhry Z, SH, MNM, Yaseen M, Haider QuA. Perception and Prevalence of Plagiarism among Postgraduate Medical Students in Twin Cities of Pakistan. SAJEM. 2019; 2(1): 18-23. doi:10.5455/sajem.020105



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Javaeed A, Chaudhry Z, SH, MNM, Yaseen M, Haider QuA. Perception and Prevalence of Plagiarism among Postgraduate Medical Students in Twin Cities of Pakistan. SAJEM. (2019), [cited May 23, 2019]; 2(1): 18-23. doi:10.5455/sajem.020105



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Javaeed, A., Chaudhry, . Z., , . S. H., , . M. N. M., Yaseen, . M. & Haider, . Q. u. A. (2019) Perception and Prevalence of Plagiarism among Postgraduate Medical Students in Twin Cities of Pakistan. SAJEM, 2 (1), 18-23. doi:10.5455/sajem.020105



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Javaeed, Arslaan, Zartasha Chaudhry, Sadaf Hina, Maria Naseer Malik, Maira Yaseen, and Qurat ul Ain Haider. 2019. Perception and Prevalence of Plagiarism among Postgraduate Medical Students in Twin Cities of Pakistan. South Asian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2 (1), 18-23. doi:10.5455/sajem.020105



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Javaeed, Arslaan, Zartasha Chaudhry, Sadaf Hina, Maria Naseer Malik, Maira Yaseen, and Qurat ul Ain Haider. "Perception and Prevalence of Plagiarism among Postgraduate Medical Students in Twin Cities of Pakistan." South Asian Journal of Emergency Medicine 2 (2019), 18-23. doi:10.5455/sajem.020105



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Javaeed, Arslaan, Zartasha Chaudhry, Sadaf Hina, Maria Naseer Malik, Maira Yaseen, and Qurat ul Ain Haider. "Perception and Prevalence of Plagiarism among Postgraduate Medical Students in Twin Cities of Pakistan." South Asian Journal of Emergency Medicine 2.1 (2019), 18-23. Print. doi:10.5455/sajem.020105



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Javaeed, A., Chaudhry, . Z., , . S. H., , . M. N. M., Yaseen, . M. & Haider, . Q. u. A. (2019) Perception and Prevalence of Plagiarism among Postgraduate Medical Students in Twin Cities of Pakistan. South Asian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2 (1), 18-23. doi:10.5455/sajem.020105