Cheating the system- Tackling the problem at UCL

  In March 2017, more than 270 final-year medical students from the University of Glasgow were forced to retake their OSCE finals after collusion was discovered. Over 40 students were caught using social media including Facebook and Whatsapp to share classified information about their OSCE stations with friends who had not taken the exam. While the whole cohort faced the consequences of having to retake the exam, two students with direct involvement in the sharing of information also faced fitness to practice procedures. While this case was particularly high profile, cheating has surprisingly been discovered to be common practice in…