Rite of passage: One in three medical students are bullied in the hospital
“Thirty-five per cent of medical students who responded to the BMA Medical Students Committee welfare survey had experienced some form of bullying while at university or on a hospital placement.
Around one in four had been bullied by a doctor, while one in six had been bullied by a nurse. Forms of bullying ranged from racial or sexual discrimination to humiliation by teachers in front of patients. One respondent had been victimised for not having come from a medical family and another had been put under pressure to carry out a procedure without supervision.”