Are private hospital doctors sick of med students?

Taking time from practice to train students hits doctors' bottom line, says researcher

Are doctors in private hospitals more negative about medical school students than their public sector colleagues?

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With the tsunami in student numbers over the past decade, it is becoming an important question given that there has already been a 250% increase in the numbers now undergoing clinical rotations in the private sector.

But a survey at one private hospital suggests not all doctors are happy to have students around, with some reporting reluctance to allow them to carry out simple procedures and worries about how training them can impact on their own incomes.