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Research Letter
Physician Work Environment and Well-Being
January 17, 2023

Self-reported Sexual Harassment and Subsequent Reporting Among Internal Medicine Residency Trainees in the US

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 2Department of Learning Health Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 3Division of Nephrology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 4Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 5Department of Internal Medicine, Southern Illinois University, Springfield
JAMA Intern Med. 2023;183(3):269-271. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2022.6108

Sexual harassment of medical trainees is associated with burnout, isolation, and attrition in the physician workforce.1-5 Nearly half of internal medicine residents report mistreatment, predominantly from patients and families.6 This study aimed to measure the types of sexual harassment experienced by internal medicine residents, knowledge of reporting mechanisms, reporting intentions and actions, and satisfaction with reporting outcomes.

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