medical student abuse

A common practice, in which medical students are psychologically ‘abused’ by superiors—interns, residents, fellows, attending physicians—who badger, belittle and have them perform menial, degrading tasks

medical student abuse

A common practice, in which medical students are psychologically 'abused' by superiors—interns, residents, fellows, attending physicians who badger, belittle and have them perform menial, degrading tasks. See Pimping, Scut work.
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Medical student abuse during third-year clerkships.
Since published documentation is limited to a few technical scholarly sources, the public is mostly unaware of medical student abuse.
This is the most serious form of medical student abuse because it interferes with the acquisition of the professional expertise that patients expect in physicians.
However, according to my experience, neither federal civil rights authorities nor physicians' associations, such as the American Medical Association, take much interest in medical student abuse.

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