Doctor and Patient: The Bullying Culture of Medical School – NYTimes.com

Not a very healthy working culture, it would appear. Quote:

And the striking similarity of experiences across a generation of students suggests problems not just with one institution, but with the culture of medical training itself. “This is a national problem,” Ms. Fried said. “Our faculty and doctors-in-training come from all over, including schools where some of them might have been mistreated.”

While their findings are disheartening, Ms. Fried and her colleagues continue to believe that medical student mistreatment can be significantly reduced — but only if all medical schools come together to work on the issue. “We’re talking about the really hard task of changing a culture, and that has to be done on a national level,” Ms. Fried said. Such an effort would include shared training programs, common policies regarding mistreatment and greater transparency about the mistreatment that currently exists in medical schools.

“There are a lot of really good people and role models out there,” Ms. Fried said. “But the culture for all these years has been to just take the mistreatment and not say anything.”

“It wasn’t right back then, and it shouldn’t be tolerated anymore,” she added.

Doctor and Patient: The Bullying Culture of Medical School – NYTimes.com.

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