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Up to 20% of medical residents report mistreatment every year

Residency Program Insider, September 5, 2014

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Researchers from Michigan State University found that up to 20% of medical students reported some form of mistreatment in their responses to the Association of American Medical Colleges’ annual Medical School Graduation Questionnaire.
 
Examining the results from the questionnaire from 2000 to 2012, medical students mostly reported public belittlement and humiliation as the most frequent type of mistreatment. Other forms of mistreatment frequently reported were sexist names or remarks, requests to perform personal services, and lower evaluations or grades due to gender.
 
Researchers also found that only about one-third of students who were mistreated reported the incidents to faculty or administrators. Most thought the incidents were not important enough to report or feared reprisal.  
 
Source: Academic Medicine

 



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