The Disruptive Physician

Check this out. You will suddenly find yourself immersed in a site dedicated to making sure that doctors in training don’t have to put up with disruptive behavior on the part of their mentors. Lest you be wondering what kinds of behaviors those might include, this page contains a helpful checklist of both “aggressive” behaviors and “passive-aggressive” behaviors.

As I have said before, I am not a big believer in “awareness” initiatives in most cases, but here is a clear case where “awareness, transparency and advocacy” can make a real difference. Knowing who and where the abusive doctors are, and getting them called out, seems like a really good idea.

Bottom Line. Good grief! Isn’t physician training tough enough without throwing in a mentor who happens to be a jerk???

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