Walking on Eggshells in Medical Schools
September 10, 2019
(The New York Times) – Now we are aware of the consequences of harassment and unconscious bias, and we are trying to give medical students room to learn and grow — but many medical students and residents continue to experience harassment and discrimination and bullying. At the same time, some faculty members worry that they cannot discuss difficult subjects, or give negative feedback of any kind, for fear of upsetting students. In other words, though the training environment now looks much gentler to those of us who trained in the bad old days, we still don’t seem to be consistently getting it right.