Medical students are unique members of the care team. Their schedule and availability allow them to establish rapport with patients, collect detailed information to guide treatment, and maintain continuity in care for hospitalized patients. They face numerous challenges throughout the transition from the classroom to the clinical learning environment. From specialty-specific culture to the ever-changing skill set and knowledge required for each patient encounter, medical students trustfully rely on the guidance and feedback of faculty and resident physicians.
1However, student mistreatment continues to exist and pervades the clinical learning landscape.
- OʼBrien B.
- Cooke M.
- Irby D.M.
Perceptions and attributions of third-year student struggles in clerkships: do students and clerkship directors agree?.
Acad Med. 2007; 82: 970-978https://doi.org/10.1097/acm.0b013e31814a4fd5
2In this issue of The American Journal of Surgery, Hayward et al. characterize the prevalence and types of mistreatment experienced by medical students and the perpetrators of these abuses.
Medical Student Graduation Questionnaire
All schools summary report.
All schools summary report.
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Date accessed: February 14, 2023
3In addition, the authors provide further insight on how medical student mistreatment translates to impaired team-based communication and the perception of subsequent patient harm.
- Hayward L.
- Mott N.M.
- McKean E.L.
- Dossett L.A.
Survey of student mistreatment experienced during the core clinical clerkships.
Am J Surg. 2023; (Published online)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2022.12.022
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- Perceptions and attributions of third-year student struggles in clerkships: do students and clerkship directors agree?.Acad Med. 2007; 82: 970-978https://doi.org/10.1097/acm.0b013e31814a4fd5
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- Survey of student mistreatment experienced during the core clinical clerkships.Am J Surg. 2023; (Published online)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2022.12.022
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Published online: February 24, 2023
Accepted: February 22, 2023
Received: February 21, 2023
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