Self-reported Sexual Harassment, Subsequent Reporting Among Internal Medicine Residents

JAMA Internal Medicine


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About The Study: Among a U.S. national cohort of internal medicine residents, 1 in 4 women vs 1 in 31 men experienced sexual harassment. Most residents understood the process for formally reporting, yet few reported, and even fewer reported to their residency leadership. Less than half were satisfied with the outcome. These findings highlight the need for meaningful action on reports of sexual harassment and mistreatment to create a safer workplace for residents. 

Authors: Elizabeth M. Viglianti, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc., of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, is the corresponding author.



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