an excerpt from a Medical Education research article :
Five of the whole sample of students said that shy and quiet female Asian students were more likely to be humiliated or ignored by consultants during the ward rounds.
'The consultants do go for more insecure...I mean some students are less able clinically than others, but they tend to pick on those who are obviously less able.... particularly some of the quieter Asian girls, I mean they don't look fragile, but are mentally fragile, you know, they are not very kind of aggressive, a lot of them I think, you know wouldn't take that [humiliation], couldn't take it, they wouldn't know how to deal with it.' (Year 4 'white' female student).
i'll be so DEAD in my clinical years. my GP thinks i'm dumb and that my english is so bad that i cant follow group discussion when i told her there are times i dont quite catch what the patients are saying. *lick my badly battered ego* i do try to speak up more but somehow i always end up sounding rude, interupting others in mid sentence.