Bullying of medical trainees must stop: AMSA

THE Australian Medical Students’ Association has appealed for a profession-wide campaign to stop bullying and harassment of medical trainees.

AMSA president James Lawler says bullying, sexual harassment and mental health are the biggest issues facing his peers, but those at the bottom of the medical hierarchy are powerless to fight back.

Mr Lawler said he received a “flood of reports of sexual harassment in our hospitals” after senior vascular surgeon Dr Gabrielle McMullin spoke out in March about sexual harassment of surgical