‘Fake Student' Attends Medical School For Two Years - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

‘Fake Student' Attends Medical School For Two Years...May Face Criminal Charges

KHQ.COM: Auckland University Medical School is looking into how a person managed to fly under the radar and attend medical school for two years without even being enrolled as a student. Professor John Fraser, dean of the medical school, is very concerned.

After failing to gain entry into the medical school in 2010, the person, whose name has not been released, allegedly attended classes anyway, deceiving classmates and teachers alike. He was found out when he attempted to submit his first assignment and the professor was unable to match it with any name on the class list. 

While it has been reported the person was never given access to confidential or restricted training material and never examined patients, he did manage to interview patients and even dissected bodies donated for medical research.

Apparently the person made friends with many of the students in the program and was very popular. Due to the large class sizes professors never noticed he was not enrolled in the program.

This is the first instance of this happening in the 43-year history of the medical school. While the university is taking this very seriously they do not believe the safety of the students was ever compromised.

Perhaps this person learned enough as a "fake student" to actually be accepted to a medical school as a "real student" in the future (assuming of course he doesn't end up in jail as police may decide to pursue criminal prosecution.)

This story was filed and written by KHQ's Nichole Mischke.

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