Many Australian med students being taught "by humiliation"

ALMOST two-thirds of Australian medical students feel they are being bullied during clinical rounds, saying they have experienced "teaching by humiliation".

The shock finding was published today (Mon Aug17) in the Medical Journal of Australia, based on an anonymous survey of 146 students.

Some 74% of students surveyed at the University of Sydney and University of Melbourne said they had been humiliated during clinical rotations, and 83% had witnessed it.

Co-author of the study, University of Sydney senior lecturer Dr Karen Scott said the humiliating and intimidating behaviours students had experienced were "mostly more subtle than overt".

Students reported teachers' outright hostility and "abusive questioning".



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