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It’s Time to Address Student Mistreatment
(Posted July 2018)
Brittany N. Hasty, MD; Elena Brandford, MD; James N. Lau, MD, MHPE

This article is intended for members of the surgical learning environment who serve a role in educating medical student trainees. We propose the following learning objectives for this article:

  • Recognize that medical student mistreatment is pervasive and prevalent
  • Acknowledge and accept a broader definition of medical student mistreatment
  • Identify faculty, residents, or fellow advocates for medical students in the surgical learning environment
  • Provide safe reporting methods for students without consequences to their evaluations

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