Thursday, February 27, 2020
Journal of the American Medical Association, Assessment of the Prevalence of Medical Student Mistreatment by Sex, Race/Ethnicity, and Sexual Orientation:
Question Does the self-reported prevalence of medical student mistreatment vary based on student sex, race/ethnicity, and sexual orientation?
Findings In this cohort study of 27,504 graduating medical students, the following students reported a higher prevalence of mistreatment than male, white, and heterosexual students: female students; Asian, underrepresented minority, and multiracial students; and lesbian, gay, or bisexual students.
Meaning These findings suggest that there is a differential burden of mistreatment that must be addressed to improve the medical school learning environment.