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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. Roles last until the student graduates. Each year, seniors roll off and freshmen are added.

HEC members include:

  • Class of 2022: Carah Griffin, Hamza Uddin
  • Class of 2023: Janet Fan, Ariana Gilani, Christina Onabajo
  • Class of 2024: Tsola Efejuku, Basel Hamwi, Haris Pepermintwala
  • Class of 2025: Lily Nguyen, Nihanth Palivela, Sarah Navid

HEC Activities:

  • 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

Faculty advisor: Premal Patel, MD

  • Assists the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions with incidents of concern affecting the student body.

If you would like to anonymously report information to the Honors Education Council about any incident of concern affecting the student body, please click on the link below. This will take you to a form which will allow you to report any event or incident negatively impacting student health, wellbeing, and safety:

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