A junior doctor who offered to complete medical students' assessment forms without observing the procedures they were supposed to have carried out was suspended for two months on Friday.
Dr Sarah Louise Edwards was on rotation at North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple when she signed off fifth year students' practical assessment forms.
She was supposed to assess their clinical abilities by observing medical procedures and judging their performance.
But she filled in the details without any formal observation or assessment, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service has heard.
A concerned whistleblower, known as 'Dr I' reported her to the Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry, in Plymouth, when Dr Edwards was heard discussing the scheme.
The school's investigation led to disciplinary meetings and action against the students involved.
On Friday Dr Edwards was banned from working for two months after being found guilty of misconduct at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester.
Panel chair Reverend Robert Lloyd-Richards said: “Your dishonesty risked undermining trust in the system of assessment and ultimately the medical profession.
“This suspension is significant because it sends to you, to the profession, and to the public, the message that trust and probity are central to being a good student, a good trainee, and a good doctor.
“You should see your short suspension not only as sending a clear message to you about the events of the past, but also as an opportunity to look forward.”
At the start of proceedings Dr Edwards admitted acting dishonestly by failing to observe six students performing procedures and completing forms suggesting she had.
The medic denied acting dishonestly in relation to two other students, Matthew Buckland-Hoby and Natasha Lawrence.
The panel found there was not enough evidence to conclude that she had acted dishonestly in relation to Mr Buckland-Hoby.
Dr Edwards also admitted lying about the events during a disciplinary meeting in May last year.
At the hearing Reverend Lloyd-Richards told Dr Edwards: “There is no sustainable excuse for your behaviour, even within the context of what you described in your submissions as 'a culture of less rigorous assessments’.
“For all the above reasons, the panel therefore found your behaviour to amount to misconduct.”
North Devon District Hospital medical director Dr Alison Diamond said: “The assessment of students training is taken very seriously within our Trust and incidents like this are extremely rare.
“The Trust, the Deanery and the Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry took the appropriate action and have fully co-operated with the General Medical Council.”