With the increase in social networking sites as well as online communication resources such as Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and other tools, it is common for individuals to post information about their school and work environment. Medical students will have access to very personal and sensitive information about patients and the care provided to them. It is essential to recognize that information posted on these sites is owned by the sites and may be disseminated to individuals well beyond the intended audience. Removing a patients name does not de-identify the information.


Carle Illinois College of Medicine will comply with the Academic and Integrity Procedure as outlined in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Student Code, Article I – Student Rights and Responsibilities, Part 4. The Carle Illinois SPPC will provide jurisdiction over student disciplinary matters.