‘Professionalism in Action’ developing Pre-Med students' integrity when engaging with Large Language Model AI tools

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


To respond to the worries of the use of AI in students’ work the University of St Andrews (like many institutions) quickly amended its Good Academic Practice Policy to include “unauthorised use of AI”. What has not done yet is provide a clear definition for students and teachers on what “authorised” use of AI might look like. This presentation will focus on International Foundation Pre-Med students who are not only required to follow good practice in their academic work but are required to abide by professional behavioural standards based on the 4 domains of good practice outlined by the General Medical Council.  Domain 4 specifically refers to  “maintain trust in you and the profession by being open, honest and acting with integrity” (GMC, 2019)As AI has the potential to substantially impact biomedical research and healthcare delivery in the near future (Korngiebel and Mooney, 2021) it is vital that International Pre-Med students become “agents of their own learning” (Bandura, 2006) and are able to use these emerging technologies while navigating the ethical challenges, the impact on honesty and integrity and the possible impacts on their future studies and careers.This presentation looks at how academic and professional integrity can be explored and supported by the use of Large Language Model AI such as ChatGPT and Bing by looking at both student and teacher reflections on a series of activities conducted within a compulsory Communicating in Medical Contexts module.
Period30 Jun 2023
Event titleBALEAP (British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes) PIM : AI assisted writing - who's the author now?
Event typeConference
LocationDurhamShow on map


  • AI
  • Professionalism
  • Graduate Attributes
  • Pre-Med