Computer Use

UNR Med Student Handbook: Other Codes and Policies for Students

All students enrolled in the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine are granted access to University networks and internet. Medical students utilizing campus networks are required to comply with the university's agreement, which prohibits using computers in a fashion that causes harassment, abuse or intimidation of another person and sending or printing of patently offensive mail, documents or images. The university's agreement also prohibits use of peer-to-peer (P2P) applications such as Kazaa, LimeWire, edonkey, eMule, etc., while utilizing campus network resources. For more detailed information regarding computer use, please refer to the UNR Computing and Network Use Agreement, located on the UNR web site

Student Honor Code

All University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine students are expected to instill and promote the qualities and characteristics contained within the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Student Honor Pledge, which each student makes upon matriculation to medical school at the White Coat Ceremony.

Standardized Patient Education Program Confidentiality Policy

Case content obtained during Standardized Patient encounters may not be shared by students, faculty, or staff with persons outside of the encounters or exam rooms. Sharing such information diminishes the educational experience. Accordingly, this policy of confidentiality applies to all courses and specifically to include CRIM, IPC II, CPS II, POM, and courses that use Standardized Patient cases or the DxR computer assisted instruction program with regards to case content. Students, faculty, and staff involved with these courses and corresponding cases are to comply with this policy. As to all the clinical, basic science, patient history and communication content of every University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Standardized Patient case being portrayed during the current and past academic years, students are expected to maintain patient confidentiality and treat these cases as though the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) are applicable. The case content is not to be disclosed in any form outside of the actual student and patient encounter or examination sessions. This requirement of confidentiality does not apply to faculty and staff working directly with case content for the purpose of creating, revising or otherwise preparing content for use in formative encounters or student examinations. Violations of this policy will be considered academic dishonesty and will be referred to the SPCC.