Students split on 'teaching by humiliation'

MEDICAL students are split on the merits of "teaching by humiliation", with many believing the practise is useful for learning and others regretting their decision to enter the profession, a survey suggests.

Researchers questioned 146 anonymous students at the University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne about their experience during clinical rotations.

They found 74% had experienced "teaching by humiliation" and 83% had witnessed the practise. The definition was omitted, allowing students to interpret it as they