Saturday, March 16, 2019

“I had never, and have never since, experienced such a toxic, destructive, and demoralizing environment,” he says.

From the Boston Globe:

Medical education rewards obedience, and that’s precisely what makes it ripe for abuse. Medical ethicist Ajay Major notes that attendings may celebrate “ethical and professional chameleons” — those residents who rarely oppose their superiors.

In this climate of fealty and cloying respect for authority, many residents view their advanced medical training in part as an introduction to medicine’s “hidden curriculum.” Their success depends on understanding and playing by these rules.

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