To the Editor: Parker and Wilkinson raised the issue of medical students who behave inappropriately.1 It is likely that the major way medical students cause distress to others is through deliberate, inappropriate behaviour, representing a deficiency in empathy, rather than through laziness or other mental or social problems.
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Dealing with “rogue” medical students: we need a nationally consistent approach based on “case law”
Sarah J Abrahamson
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (8): 461-462.
Sarah J Abrahamson, Rehabilitation Physician
Parker MH, Wilkinson D. Dealing with “rogue” medical students: we need a nationally consistent approach based on “case law”. Med J Aust 2008; 189: 626-628.
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