March Virtual Mentor explores mistreatment in medical education


This month’s issue of Virtual Mentor, the AMA’s online ethics journal, addresses the topic of mistreatment in medical education, from current problems to possible solutions.

While medical schools and hospital systems are mandated to effectively address mistreatment of medical students and residents, medical student reports of mistreatment have not decreased since the problem was first documented more than 20 years ago. 

Contributors to the March issue of Virtual Mentor sort out why reported incidents of mistreatment haven’t declined despite efforts to curb such behavior and identify major hurdles to reforming the environment.

Highlights from the issue include:

Visit the Virtual Mentor website to view the full March issue and participate in this month’s online ethics poll