Letter to the Editor
Thank you so much to Martha Roberts for her viewpoint on the bully culture of the ED. (“The ED's Not-So-Secret Bully Culture,” EMN 2016;38:2; http://bit.ly/2iNfOrk.)
In our world of medicine and most physicians being alpha male or female, we perceive being bullied as impossible or admitting weakness. I assure you this is more common than we believe; it is sad we allow it.
Thanks to her for standing up; it took a lot of guts and bravery. As a more seasoned person in my group now, I have definitely opened myself up to the newbies and tried to stop any of this nonsense bully behavior.
Lionel Lee, DO