Med School Hell – US Medical Students Harassed

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September 9, 2006
By: Hoover


Yahoo! News reports that U.S. medical students typically face harassment and intimidation by residents and attending physicians according to a study published in the British Medical Journal.

“In fact, 42 percent of seniors said they had been harassed by other students, residents, preclinical professors, clinical professors or attending physicians, or patients. Eighty-four percent said they had been belittled, and 40 percent said they had been harassed and belittled.”

Data was collected on 2900 medical students from 16 different US medical schools. This is no surprise to me. I have been directly involved in insult and intimidation while on the wards.

Go go medical training!

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This article is part of Hoover’s Med School Hell series. Med School Hell reveals the crazy truth about the crappiness of the US medical education and healthcare system … while making you laugh so hard, you’ll crap in your pants.

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