Many physicians experience — but do not report — sexual harassment

Sexual harassment is common among physicians, but many do not report incidents even though they negatively affect their personal and professional lives, according to research presented during the virtual Women in Medicine Summit.When physicians did report sexual harassment, survey data indicated that the institution or supervisor responses were “inconsistent and often inadequate,” Shirin Hemmat, MD, MPH, chief medical resident at the University of California, San Francisco, said.Previous research has shown that one-third of physicians report being sexually harassed by patients atRead More

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