Future Medical Malpractice Lawsuits?
That’s the first thing I thought of when I read that young doctors and medical students are behaving inappropriately.
A quick search of YouTube finds numerous videos posted by medical students, from harmless musical numbers to a prank with what appears to be a dead body. There's no way to tell whether the cadaver prank is real and it wasn't part of the study, but real or staged, it doesn't reflect well on the medical profession, Chretien said.
"I watched it and I definitely cringed," she said. "Disrepect for cadavers is one thing, but filming it and putting it on YouTube is another. It undermines the credibility of our profession."
I’m just glad that medical authorities are scrutinizing medical students in the same way that law students get scrutinized.