Patients words can hurt; plus, harassment in surgical residency

Friday, November 1, 2019

Medical Muggle Nick Andrews and Emi Okamoto, MD, talk about the recent research in the New England Journal of Medicine about burnout and harassment in surgical residency.

They also discuss the research in JAMA Internal Medicine about how patient behavior positively and negatively affects physicians, trainees, and medical students.

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The interview this week is with MDedge reporter Kari Oakes on her article about addressing female physicians by their appropriate title: Doctor.

You can follow Nick on Twitter at @Nick_Andrews__ and on Instagram @medicalmuggle.


  • Jack Strong, MD, dies (01:08)
  • Surgical residency discrimination, abuse (01:45)
  • Impact of patient behavior on docs (08:15)
  • #MyFirstNameIsDoctor/Addressing female physicians appropriately (12:35)
  • Interview with Kari Okas (12:40)


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