The Expert Advisory Group (EAG) contracted an independent agency to hear from people who had been exposed to discrimination, bullying and/or sexual harassment, who were willing to share their experiences but who did not want to make a formal complaint.
The confidential pathway enabled individuals to share their experiences, so the EAG could better understand the problem and recommend ways to stop it.
Individuals - identified or confidentially - could tell their story by phone, Skype or face-to-face interview with a qualified and independent researcher, or completed an online questionnaire.
A report of this research identified systemic issues within the practice and culture of surgery that contributed to discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment.
A report of this research (PDF 923KB) is published online.
All RACS Fellows, Trainees and International Medical Graduates have access to support from the RACS Support Program.