Middlebury – The Porter Medical Board is investigating allegations of using plagiarized material against the organization’s president, Dr. Seleem Choudhury. He used plagiarized material in a series of recent weekly addresses to the hospital community.
Dr. Seleem Choudhury is accused of using language from other sources without authorization or attribution. The investigation is started by PMC after an anonymous tip sent to a news organization.
Choudhury has admitted and apologized for his Sept. 13 weekly message where he copied an explanation and definition of anxiety and anticipation from a blog site. There are many other anonymous complaints where complainers have used the best free plagiarism checker and alleged examples of plagiarism in seven other Choudhury’s weekly messages.
These weekly messages are a tradition of PMC and it was started by President Dr. Fred Kniffin. These messages of PMC are usually written in an informal and conversational style. Their aimis updating the Porter Community about the South Street Campus.
The president of PMC. Dr. Seleem Choudhury admitted for using plagiarized material in his work for the most recent weekly message on 9/13/2019. But he did not admit the other seven messages where he plagiarized online blogs and articles.
The anonymous source also pointed out Porter’s code of conduct, section 3.2, regarding misappropriation of proprietary information.
According to the section, individuals shall not take confidential or proprietary information belonging to another person without permission for any publication, document and computer program.