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JAMA Professionalism
December 6, 2016

Medical Student Mistreatment

Author Affiliations
  • 1School of Medicine, University of California-San Francisco
  • 2Department of Medicine, St Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 3Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 4Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
JAMA. 2016;316(21):2263-2264. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.17752

Dr Facey, an internal medicine faculty member, is a well-known physician-scientist and respected leader in his scientific field of investigation. Dr Facey’s teaching style includes questioning students on material that is beyond their educational level, believing that this style motivates them to learn. He sometimes uses a sarcastic tone and says things like, “I can’t believe they let you into medical school.” Dr Facey will continuously question a student even when it is clear that the student cannot provide answers.