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In the belief that physicians are called to the highest standards of honor and professional conduct and understanding that this responsibility begins at the inception of one’s medical education rather than upon receipt of a medical degree, the students of the Emory University School of Medicine must uphold the following standards.  These standards are intended to promote an atmosphere of honesty, trust, and cooperation among the students, the faculty, the staff, their patients, and society.  Lapses of professionalism within the academic setting are addressed by the Progress and Promotions Committee appropriate to the student’s academic standing with the School of Medicine.  Issues of unprofessional behavior that occur outside of the academic setting are purview of the Conduct Code.