Belittlement and harassment of medical students: Is a source of medical education

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7572.809-a (Published 12 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:809
  1. Golnar Aref-Adib, medical student (goly@doctors.org.uk)
  1. University of Nottingham Medical School, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2UH

    EDITOR—From the moment a medical student wanders out of the cosy lecture theatre and is unleashed into the hospital, the habitual embarrassment begins. Where would we be without the terrifying words “Student doctors? Don't all look down; why don't you report the x ray?” or “Surgical sieve? Ring any bells?”

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