Ophthalmologists say a majority of trainees experience bullying and harassment at some point.

A new survey has looked at bullying, discrimination, or harassment during ophthalmology training.

The report on students across New Zealand and Australia found both male and female trainees reported high rates of bullying and harassment, with other male ophthalmologists cited as the main source of these behaviours.

Female participants reported receiving less respect from their team members as a result of their gender, and a higher percentage of women also experienced discrimination for making family-centred choices compared to men.

The number of respondents was small (32 women and 23 men), but the results are similar to a recent survey of surgical trainees.

The survey is accessible here.