STOMP: Tackling Discrimination

The Students and Trainees on Medical Placements: Tackling Discrimination Study 

A mixed-methods study exploring medical students’ experience of inappropriate and distressing behaviour from patients pertaining to the students’ protected characteristics, and the extent to which the training they receive at medical school empowers them to deal with and/or escalate these interactions appropriately.

There are 3 arms to this study:

  1. A cross-sectional survey of medical students’ experiences of patient-student interactions that are considered inappropriate and the associated distress, and the degree to which students feel equipped to cope with these interactions/recruit support as required.
  2. This survey will be followed-up with focussed qualitative evaluation.
  3. A survey of medical schools in the UK and Republic of Ireland on their current teaching provisions on discrimination, unconscious bias and active bystanding.

We are grateful for support from:

Along with The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology, and the Medical Schools Council.