Resume Fraud: Unverifiable Publications of Urology Training Program Applicants

Israel P. Nosnik, Patricia Friedmann, Harris M. Nagler, Caner Z. Dinlenc

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Abstract

Purpose: We examined the incidence of resume fraud among urology residency applicants by determining the rate of misrepresented publications listed in applications to a urology residency program. Materials and Methods: Applications from all 147 urology residency applicants to a program from the 2007 application cycle were analyzed. Verification of listed publications was attempted by querying PubMed®, Google™ Scholar and MEDLINE®. Univariate analysis was conducted to assess associations between unverifiable publications and applicant demographics. Results: Of the applicants who submitted publications 19% (14 of 71) had at least 1 unverifiable publication, which represented 9% (14 of 147) of the entire applicant pool. There were no statistically significant associations between misrepresented publications and applicant demographics. Conclusions: Applicants had a low but still unacceptable rate of misrepresented publications and this trend in academic medicine is of great concern.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1520-1523
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume183
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes

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  • fraud
  • graduate
  • medical

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Resume Fraud : Unverifiable Publications of Urology Training Program Applicants. / Nosnik, Israel P.; Friedmann, Patricia; Nagler, Harris M.; Dinlenc, Caner Z.

In: Journal of Urology, Vol. 183, No. 4, 04.2010, p. 1520-1523.

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Nosnik, Israel P. ; Friedmann, Patricia ; Nagler, Harris M. ; Dinlenc, Caner Z. / Resume Fraud : Unverifiable Publications of Urology Training Program Applicants. In: Journal of Urology. 2010 ; Vol. 183, No. 4. pp. 1520-1523.
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