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Medical students still suffer mistreatment by faculty, resident doctors, and nurses, US report says

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7069 (Published 19 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7069

Re: Medical students still suffer mistreatment by faculty, resident doctors, and nurses, US report says

The professions are like fraternities and sororities, and hazing is part of the training. This hazing is a mixed blessing. It paradoxically promotes ego strength and esprit de corps, but it also promotes sadism and egotism. So we should temper this hazing with compassion, humility, and humor. Let’s remember that trainees are future colleagues, and they deserve our respect.

Competing interests: No competing interests
23 December 2012
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
Eagle Rock, MO, USA
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