Michigan Medicine conducts internal #MedToo survey: 'We have work to do'

University of Michigan Medical School is taking an honest look at sexual harassment within its ranks, according to a blog post from the Ann Arbor-based health system. 

U-M researchers adapted a survey tool that gauges levels of sexual harassment in a workplace to the academic medical setting. It was sent to all 2,723 faculty. They found 82 percent of women and 65 percent of men had experienced sexual harassment from a colleague within the health system in the past year, according to the blog. Slightly fewer men and women had experienced harassment from patients and their families. 

U-M researchers and leaders note no organization will look "good" under the measurement tool and U-M is likely on par with other academic medical centers around the country.

"We have work to do. Awareness of the issue and understanding the specifics of the issue are the first real steps in moving the needle. It takes courage. Sexual harassment is a real issue that we have to address," said Carol Bradford, MD, executive vice dean for academic affairs at the U-M Medical School and chief academic officer for Michigan Medicine, according to the blog.

Read the full post here

 

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