Brenessa Lindeman, MD, MEHP
Univeristy of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Lindeman is an Endocrine Surgeon at the University of the Alabama at Birmingham.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Qualitative Analysis of Medical Student Descriptions of Public Humiliation in the Graduation Questionnaire
BackgroundThe Association of American Medical Colleges’ Graduation Questionnaire (GQ), administered annually to all graduating medical students in the U.S., indicates that public humiliation is the most frequently reported form of mistreatment, with one in five (19. 5%) students reporting at least one incident. To explore the type and frequency of “public humiliation” experiences students said were committed by health professionals other than physicians, we conducted a content analysis of written responses from the only year in which this question was asked: “Please briefly describe the…