Social Media and Irregular Behavior
Despite social media’s benefit to individuals seeking mentors, study partners, or even just emotional support, social media is one of the primary platforms from which allegations of irregular behavior arise. In 2017, an individual made the following post to a USMLE group page on Facebook:
“Can anyone give me houston cases ?? 60 cases that usually comes ??”
Among the first posts in the comment section was from another individual who wrote:
“Post your email here”.
More than 100 individuals posted their email addresses to the comment section. EACH AND EVERY individual who posted their email address was brought up on allegations of irregular behavior by the USMLE Program for soliciting examination content online – the very first example of irregular behavior per USMLE’s website. https://www.usmle.org/bulletin/irregular-behavior/#examples
To the extent you find yourself in need of counsel relating to the propriety or impropriety of any social media post you may have made, contact our firm for assistance.