Women report lower confidence in approaching residents, attendings than men

Third-year female medical students reported decreased confidence in speaking up about medical errors compared with their male counterparts, according to a presentation at the Women in Medicine Summit.“In our project, third-year medical students participated in a quality improvement and patient safety course; we want to assess how perceptions of patient safety in medical students can be related to gender,” Sanket Aggarwal, BS, medical student at Rush Medical College, said during the presentation. “We focused on the student’s confidence in speaking up about patient harm andRead More

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