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Men Appear to Bully More Commonly Than Women in Academic Medicine

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More than two-thirds of perpetrators are men, more than half the victims are women and less than a third of victims report the bullying they have experienced, say researchers.

A greater proportion of men than women exhibit bullying behaviors during medical training and academic practice, and only a minority of victims report their experiences, suggests new research published in the online journal BMJ Open.

Previous studies have reported that bullying is common in medicine with likely impacts on mental health, professional interactions, and career advancement. Surveys from the UK's NHS have reported 55% of staff ...