This is undoubtedly true. It used to be much worse 30 years ago. Bullying and discrimination were endemic in the past.

Many trainee doctors experience bullying – survey

Monday 08 December 2014 19.20

Survey of medical trainees found 30% were not given an explanation of their role and responsibilities Survey of medical trainees found 30% were not given an explanation of their role and responsibilities
Three in ten trainee doctors have experienced bullying, according to a survey by the Irish Medical Council.

The survey, which is the first of its kind, found that the experience of being bullied, observing others being bullied, or of undermining behaviour from a senior doctor, is endemic among trainee doctors.

It found that three in ten trainees reported personal experience of such behaviour, twice as much as the prevalence for their UK counterparts.

Survey reveals bullying endemic among trainee doctors
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The experience was greater among younger trainees and interns.

The survey also found that 30% of medical trainees were not given an explanation of their role and responsibilities.

Concern was expressed that while trainees generally identified their individual consultant or GP as a positive role model, they were less positive about professional relations between consultants.

Over 3,000 trainees were invited to respond and 53%, or over 1,600 replied.

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said the survey was very encouraging in terms of the quality of care and teamwork experienced by trainee doctors.

The survey is to be conducted each year.