A report on student abuse during medical training

  title={A report on student abuse during medical training},
  author={Ana Margarita Maida and Alicia E. Vasquez and Viviana Herskovic and José Luis Calderón and Marcela Jacard and Ana Pereira and Lars Widdel},
  journal={Medical Teacher},
  pages={497 - 501}
The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence, and the consequences, of abusive situations as perceived by students during the course of their medical training. A descriptive study was carried out surveying the entire 2000 fifth-year class of 181 in the Medical School of the University of Chile. The questionnaire was answered by 144 students. Results showed that 91.7% of the students who responded had suffered at least one episode of abuse while enrolled in medical school. The main… 

[Perception of abuse among medical students of the University of Chile].

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