Doctor plagiarised article to get into surgical training

He also forged results of a Royal Australasian College of Surgeons exam to get in, tribunal finds

A doctor who got into a surgical training program on the back of a plagiarised article and forged exam results has been found guilty of professional misconduct.

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The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal reprimanded the doctor, fined him $10,000 and made his registration subject to education on academic integrity and research ethics.

The doctor’s article, which appeared in Annals of Medicine & Surgery in May 2017, was used on his curriculum vitae to gain entry into the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons’