#MeToo in medicine: Culture of silence keeps med students from reporting abuse by their mentors

March 2nd, 2018 Respect in the Workplace

#MeToo in medicine: Culture of silence keeps med students from reporting abuse by their mentors


Warning: this story contains graphic details of sexual harassment and assault that some readers may find disturbing.

With a major deadline approaching and saddled with stress in her personal and professional lives, a female medical student reached out to her academic advisor, a senior physician, for advice.

Instead, the woman (who White Coat, Black Art is calling Rachel) said she was subjected to a violent sexual assault by the man who was supposed to be her professional mentor. It left her with the agonizing decision of whether to file a formal complaint, knowing it could possibly sabotage her career. MORE


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