NSWMSC Chair, Mr Neel Gobin said that bullying and harassment is not an appropriate method of educating or leading medical students and junior doctors to become the future workforce.
“Bullying and harassment in hospitals towards anyone, but particularly towards young medical trainees is not acceptable in any way. It is simply not an effective way of communicating or teaching” Mr Gobin said.
Bullying and harassment has been reported by many medical students and junior doctors. NSWMSC supports moving towards more appropriate and effective approaches of teaching and leadership in healthcare.
“It is time to end this kind of behaviour. We should ensure that we are using the most effective methods of training our future workforce, as well as supporting those who have been affected by workplace harassment and bullying as best we can”, Mr Gobin said.
NSWMSC is working with medical students, NSW medical societies and other organisations to develop effective strategies to support those who have been affected, and ensuring that changes are made.
The New South Wales Medical Students' Council (NSWMSC) is the peak representative body for state issues affecting medical students.
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