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Honor Education Council

The Honor Education Council (HEC) is a School of Medicine student-run organization formed in 1990. Its mission is to educate medical students and faculty on issues pertaining to the ethical behavior of physicians and to help students develop an ethical decision-making process within a spirit of honor.

Composed of three students from each of the four classes in the Medical School, the council promotes honor and integrity within the profession from the onset of a student's medical career.

HEC members include:

  • Class of 2010: Ariza Perez, Arielle Capers, Angela Caskey
  • Class of 2009: Ogadinma Obie, Ijeoma Nwelve , Ben Barenberg
  • Class of 2008: Kyle Kelly, Poonam Doshi, Matthew Ramirez
  • Class of 2007: Mercy Edionwe, Karla Medrano (Co-Chairs)

HEC Activities:

  • Sponsors special guest lectures addressing professional behavior and ethical issues.
  • Co-sponsors and organizes annual School of Medicine White Coat Ceremony.
  • Works with ethics courses faculty and clinical faculty to facilitate use the Medical Student's Statement of Principles as a guiding document for discussion and reflection.
  • Investigates academic dishonesty cases and formulates strategies to reduce academic dishonesty incidence rates
  • Sends representatives to Center for Academic Integrity annual conference.