Well, in an isolated incident, of course it would the responsibility of the patient.<quoted text> Again, I ask this question: When your doctor advises you to eat a healthier diet and you choose not to do that, who is accountable for that choice and the results?
But wait, let's further....uh.....examine your analogy.
If a MAJORITY of a doctor's patient's were becoming more ill or dying, eventually the state medical board would investigate for reasons. The DOCTOR would be held responsible for his/her results.
I suppose a possible explanation would be that the majority of the doctor's patients were just dumb....stupid....as you are implying regarding NM students.